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Phraseology in learners' dictionaries: What, where and how?

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Abstract

This chapter raises the question as to whether learners’ dictionaries adequately represent routine formulae in terms of coverage and generativity. Most monolingual learners’ dictionaries are found to concentrate rather too narrowly on traditional non-compositional idioms, while severely neglecting routine formulae which are semantically fully transparent (cf. Siepmann 2005b), thereby failing to conform to semantically-oriented definitions of collocation (e.g. Hausmann 2003; Mel’cuk 2003).

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