Novedad bibliográficaInfoling 12.57 (2018)

Título:Idiomatic Constructions in Italian
Subtítulo:A Lexicon-Grammar approach
Autor/a:Vietri, Simonetta
Año de publicación:2014
Lugar de edición:Amsterdam / Philadelphia
Editorial:John Benjamins
Descripción

This study is devoted to the analysis of Italian idioms with either ordinary or support verbs (also called light verbs). The research focuses on the exhaustive description of idioms, and is based on their systematic classification according to the principles of the Lexicon-Grammar methodology developed by Maurice Gross (1975, 1979 and further). A thorough examination of the literature shows strong disagreement on the acceptability of some idiomatic constructions. For this reason, the Web was used as a corpus to verify judgments on the supposed ungrammatical constructions. This approach showed that idiomatic constructions which have always been considered ungrammatical are instead perfectly acceptable if contextualized. The results obtained include the following: passive is not a "special case" when it concerns idioms, and idiomatic constructions show the same complexity as non-idiomatic constructions.


 


Review


 


“Prof. Vietri's study demonstrates the continuity between idiomatic and non-idiomatic expressions: her extensive collection of corpus examples shows that semantic opacity, syntactic flexibility, and lexical specificity are scalar properties. Hence, contrary to what has been assumed in most work in theoretical syntax, idioms are not categorically different from other constructions. This book will be the definitive work on Italian idioms for years to come.”

Tom Wasow
Temática:Lexicografía, Lexicología, Lingüística de corpus, Sintaxis
Índice

Introduction

 

Chapter 1. Ambiguity and creativity

 

 

Chapter 2. Compositionality and syntactic productivity

 

Chapter 3. The Lexicon-Grammar of Italian idioms

 

Chapter 4. Passive

 

 

Chapter 5. Si-constructions

 

 

Chapter 6. Adjectival passive

 

 

Chapter 7. Subject idioms

 

 

Chapter 8. Other syntactic constructions

 

 

Chapter 9. Modification

 

 

Chapter 10. Comparative constructions

 

 

Chapter 11. Derived nominals and VC compounds

 

Chapter 12. Nominalizations and passive

 

 

Chapter 13. Idioms with support verbs

 

 

Chapter 14. Natural language processing

 

 

Conclusions

 

 

References

 

 

Annex 1. The passive of tirare

 

Annex 2: Idioms and "body-parts" nouns

 

Annex 3: Classification and notations

 



 


ColecciónLingvisticæ Investigationes Supplementa, 31
Formato:Hardbound
Págs.:259
ISBN-13:9789027231413
Precio: 105,00 EUR      USD 105.00
Remitente:Infoling
Correo-e: <infolinginfoling.org>
Fecha de publicación en Infoling:29 de diciembre de 2018

Novedades bibliográficas: desde 2010