A Valency Dictionary of English

A Corpus-Based Analysis of the Complementation Patterns of English Verbs, Nouns and Adjectives

by David Heath; Dieter Gotz; Ian F. Roe; Thomas Herbst;

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A Valency Dictionary of English

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This dictionary provides a valency description of English verbs, nouns and adjectives. Each entry contains a comprehensive list of the complementation patterns identified on the basis of the largest corpus of English available at the present time. All examples are taken directly from the COBUILD/Birmingham corpus. The valency description comprises statements about the quantitative valency of the lexical units established, an inventory of their obligatory, contextually optional and purely optional complements as well as systematic information on the semantic and collocational properties of the complements. An outline of the model of valency theory used in this dictionary is provided in the introduction. Key Features unique reference work with no comparable publication on the market English is the world's most important lingua franca and the most frequently learned second language

A Valency Dictionary of English by David Heath; Dieter Gotz; Ian F. Roe; Thomas Herbst was published by Walter de Gruyter & Co in January 2004. The ISBN for A Valency Dictionary of English is 9783111802909.

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Book FormatMixed media product
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PublisherWalter de Gruyter & Co (January 2004)
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Number of Pages961
Height270 mm
Width190 mm
Product Code4533512
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