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By Sergi Torner Castells, Elisenda Bernal Gallen

ISBN-10: 1138210447

ISBN-13: 9781138210448

This edited assortment provides the state-of-the-art in learn regarding lexical combos and their regulations in Spanish from numerous theoretical methods, starting from Explanatory Combinatorial Lexicology to disbursed Morphology and Generative Lexicon idea. part 1 bargains a presentation of the most theoretical and descriptive methods to collocation. part 2 explores collocation from the perspective of its lexicographical illustration, whereas part three bargains a pedagogical standpoint. part four surveys present study on collocation in Catalan, Galician and Basque. Collocations and different lexical mixtures in Spanish could be of curiosity to scholars of Hispanic linguistics.

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This sense is typically expressed phraseologically in natural languages, and is the meaning of a lexical function9 (Mel’čuk 1996), a tool specifically devised to describe lexically driven lexical choices. In order to be able to choose destapar the speaker needs to know the other LU he has already chosen. Therefore, in the case of collocations, the choice of the base is semantically driven, while the choice of the collocate is not only semantically, but also lexically driven (Mel’čuk 1996: 37). The concept of lexically driven choice leads to the notion of lexical control.

However, Bosque (2004a: CXLVI), who also refers to the difficulty of mastering lexical combinations,5 argues against the arbitrary nature of collocations. Bosque (2011: XXI) maintains that most collocations are not arbitrary combinations, claiming that bases constitute extensive paradigms that can be defined and characterized on semantic grounds. Thus, there is no one-to-one relationship between, for instance, the verb to increase and the adverb substantially, but between this adverb and the semantic group of “verbs of increasing”, such as enhance, enlarge, exceed, expand, go up, grow, improve, increase, overshoot, progress, raise, upgrade, etc.

35 between the members of a collocation, it would be more useful to examine the semantic peculiarity of collocations as compared to free combinations. I am going to propose that this peculiarity concerns the notion of semantic agreement: in collocations, semantic agreement is much stronger than in free combinations. This stronger agreement can be used as a criterion when it comes to deciding whether a given lexical combination is a collocation or not. Let us consider again the evaluative adjectives such as good or bad.

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