1887
Patterns, meaningful units and specialized discourses
  • ISSN 1384-6655
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9811
USD
Buy:$35.00 + Taxes

Abstract

This paper proposes a concept of ‘semantic sequences’, that is, series of meaning elements that can be demonstrated to occur regularly either in a general corpus or in one comprising specific types of text. Semantic sequences may be identified by examining the co-text of a lexical item such as make sure, but are also recognisable if grammatical words such as prepositions are treated as the object of investigation. It is argued that semantic sequences are useful for characterising discourses of particular kinds.
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1075/ijcl.13.3.03hun
2008-01-01
2019-10-24
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

References

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1075/ijcl.13.3.03hun
Loading
  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): epistemology , modal meaning , pattern grammar and semantic sequence
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error