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 languageA A person or a book, a report, instruction manual. etc. ... (ii) whether something is the case, what something is like, etca. he or she can judge the matter correctly. ... tell them apart. t= distinguish between them} + N + apart + from N The Ford Mondeo is undoubt+OflHNp edly a very safe and sensible car, but can you tell it apartanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Valency Dictionary of English|
|Author||:||Thomas Herbst, David Heath, Ian F. Roe, Dieter Götz|
|Publisher||:||Walter de Gruyter - 2004-01-01|