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Towards a description of English and French phraseology

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This paper sets out to establish the relationship between idioms and collocations and to explain how these terms relate to a general mode l of phraseology. We see phraseology as the relationship between a specialist language and the general or core language. We further argue that it is essential to ground notions such as phraseology in terms of discourse, an approach which emphasises the pragmatic and rhetorical functions of fixed expressions within the phraseological system, rather than simply their syntactic or semantic features. We argue that phraseology depends on the interplay between pragmatically marked expressions on the one hand (idioms), and their unmarked core equivalents on the other (collocations).

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hal-01220420 , version 1 (28-06-2021)

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Christopher Gledhill. Towards a description of English and French phraseology. The XXXIst Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, 1998, Saint-Andrews, United Kingdom. pp.221-237. ⟨hal-01220420⟩
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