UCLA Issues in Applied Linguistics Title Lexical Phrases and Language Teaching Permalink Publication Date

James Nattinger, Jeanette Decarrico
1992 unpublished
Studies from various traditions of natural language research into socially institutionalized, and thereby lexicalized, phraseology (i.e., lexical-grammatical collocations) have been of increasing interest to some applied linguists. Such phraseology ranges from fixed expressions (idioms) with high semantic opacity (noncompositionality) and high structural invariability to relatively variable and transparent expressions. The theoretical background to