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1: A. P. Cowie: Introduction Part I: Theoretical Perspectives: The Russian Tradition 2: Igor Mel'cuk: Collocations and Lexical Functions 3: Veronika Teliya, Natalya Bragina, Elena Oparina, Irina Sandomirskaya: Phraseology as a Language of Culture: Its role in the representation of a cultural mentality Part II: Phraseology in Written and Spoken Corpora 4: Rosamund Moon: Frequencies and Forms of Phrasal Lexemes in English 5: Bengt Altenberg: On the Phraseology of Spoken English: The evidence of recurrent word-combinations Part III: Phraseology in Special-Purpose Languages and Foreign-Learner Language 6: Rosemarie Glaser: The Stylistic Potential of Phraseological Units in the Light of Genre Analysis 7: Sylviane Granger: Prefabricated Patterns in Advanced EFL Writing: Collocations and formulae 8: Peter Howarth: The Phraseology of Learners' Academic Writing Part IV: Phraseology and the Dictionary 9: Thierry Fontenelle: Discovering Significant Lexical Functions in Dictionary Entries 10: A. P. Cowie: Phraseological Dictionaries: Some east-west comparisons

About the Author

A. P. Cowie is Honorary Reader in Lexicography at the School of English, University of Leeds. He is editor of the 'International Journal of Lexicography'. He is also the editor and contributor to 'The Dictionary and the Language Learner' (1987), 'Oxford Advanced Learners' Dictionary of Current English' (fourth edition, 1989), 'Oxford Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs' (1993), and the author of 'English Dictionaries for Foreign Learners: A History' (1999).


Phraseology is a remarkable book. It is a valuable synthesis of historical and modern perspectives of a very rich field in the lexicon of a language. Terminology

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