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Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations

Patrick Hanks


This book offers a wide-ranging empirical investigation of word use and meaning in language. It fills the need for a lexically based, corpus-driven theoretical approach that will help people understand how words go together in collocational patterns and constructions to make meanings. Such an approach is now possible, the book argues, because of the availability of new forms of evidence (corpora, the Internet) and the development of new methods of statistical analysis and inferencing. The book offers a new theory of language, the theory of norms and exploitations, which makes a systematic dist ... More

Keywords: word use, meaning, language, collocational patterns, corpora, Internet, statistical analysis, inferencing, theory of language, theory of norms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780262018579
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Hanks, author