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The Resource Lexical priming : a new theory of words and language, Michael Hoey

Lexical priming : a new theory of words and language, Michael Hoey

Label
Lexical priming : a new theory of words and language
Title
Lexical priming
Title remainder
a new theory of words and language
Statement of responsibility
Michael Hoey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Lexical Priming proposes a radical new theory of the lexicon, which amounts to a completely new theory of language based on how words are used in the real world. Here they are not confined to the definitions given to them in dictionaries but instead interact with other words in common patterns of use." "Classical theory holds that grammar is generated first and words are then dropped into the opportunities thus created; Hoey's theory reverses the roles of lexis and grammar, arguing that lexis is complexly and systematically structured and that grammar is an outcome of this lexical structure. He shows that the phenomenon of 'collocation', the property of language whereby two or more words seem to appear frequently in each other's company (e.g., 'inevitable' and 'consequence'), offers a clue to the way language is really organised. Using concrete statistical evidence from a corpus of newspaper English, but also referring to travel writing and literary texts, the author argues that words are 'primed' for use through our experience with them, so that everything we know about a word is a product of our encounters with it. This knowledge explains how speakers of a language succeed in being fluent, creative and natural." "Provocative and compelling, Lexical Priming presents an original new theory, offering a rigorous but accessible framework for the study of language. It is a must for anyone involved in corpus linguistics or with an interest in what shapes the way we use and understand words. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoey, Michael
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lexicology
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Discourse analysis
  • Creativity (Linguistics)
Label
Lexical priming : a new theory of words and language, Michael Hoey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of tables and figures
  • Important note
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1.
  • Collocation and lexical priming.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Lexical priming and meaning.
  • p. 16
  • 3.
  • Lexical priming and grammar.
  • p. 38
  • 4.
  • Lexical priming and lexical relations.
  • p. 63
  • 5.
  • Lexical priming and polysemy.
  • p. 81
  • 6.
  • Lexical priming and text: two claims.
  • p. 114
  • 7.
  • Lexical priming and text: a third claim.
  • p. 129
  • 8.
  • Lexical priming and grammatical creativity.
  • p. 152
  • 9.
  • Lexical priming and other kinds of creativity.
  • p. 169
  • 10.
  • Some theoretical and practical issues.
  • p. 178
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 189
  • Index.
  • p. 197
Control code
l82004018252
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 202 p.
Isbn
9780415328623
Lccn
2004018252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Lexical priming : a new theory of words and language, Michael Hoey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of tables and figures
  • Important note
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1.
  • Collocation and lexical priming.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Lexical priming and meaning.
  • p. 16
  • 3.
  • Lexical priming and grammar.
  • p. 38
  • 4.
  • Lexical priming and lexical relations.
  • p. 63
  • 5.
  • Lexical priming and polysemy.
  • p. 81
  • 6.
  • Lexical priming and text: two claims.
  • p. 114
  • 7.
  • Lexical priming and text: a third claim.
  • p. 129
  • 8.
  • Lexical priming and grammatical creativity.
  • p. 152
  • 9.
  • Lexical priming and other kinds of creativity.
  • p. 169
  • 10.
  • Some theoretical and practical issues.
  • p. 178
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 189
  • Index.
  • p. 197
Control code
l82004018252
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 202 p.
Isbn
9780415328623
Lccn
2004018252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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