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Speaking idiomatically

John R Taylor

in The Mental Corpus

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199290802
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741388 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.003.0005
Speaking idiomatically

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To speak a language idiomatically is to speak it in accordance with native speaker norms. Two aspects of native speaker norms are addressed. One concerns the appropriateness of language to the context of use and to the speaker’s conceptualization. The other concerns language-internal relations, as manifested in particular by preferred collocations and colligations.

Keywords: collocation; colligation; John Sinclair; context of use; register; formulaic language; morphological schemas

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Subjects: Psycholinguistics

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