Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0929-9971
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9994
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In this paper we propose an analysis of phraseological verbs in specialized discourse in order to establish syntactic and semantic characteristics likely to indicate the transmission of specialized knowledge. By adopting and adapting theoretical and descriptive proposals existing for general language, we consider elements from the relation between the verb and its arguments (such as argument structure and thematic roles) and aspects from the arguments themselves (such as semantic features and termhood). Through the detection of combined features and behaviour patterns of occurrences, we are able to more specifically establish which characteristics allow us to recognise the terminological use of phraseological verbs and which kind of information is the more relevant to its conveyance.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): argument structure; semantics; specialized discourse; syntax; terminology; verb
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