1. Phraseology and linguistic theory: A brief survey
This chapter has three objectives. First, it argues in favor of more rigorous definitions of the term ‘phraseologism’ on the basis of six dimensions and exemplifies these dimensions for several different kinds of phraseologism. Second, it reviews the ways in which phraseologisms as defined here have figured in three different linguistic approaches: generative linguistics, cognitive linguistics, and corpus linguistics. Finally, it discusses some shortcomings in the identification of phraseologisms and points to relevant work to overcome these shortcomings.