English General Nouns

English General Nouns

A Corpus Theoretical Approach

eBook - 2005
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This book proposes an innovative approach to general nouns. General nouns are defined as high-frequency nouns that are characterised by their textual functions. Although the concept is motivated by Halliday & Hasan (1976), the corpus theoretical approach adopted in the present study is fundamentally different and set in a linguistic framework that prioritises lexis. The study investigates 20 nouns that are very frequent in mainstream English, as represented by the Bank of English Corpus. The corpus-driven approach to the data involves a critical discussion of descriptive tools, such as pattern.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins, Ă2005
ISBN: 9781282156234
1282156233
9789027293947
9027293945
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 206 pages)

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