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Lexical AnalysisNorms and Exploitations$
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Patrick Hanks

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262018579

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.001.0001

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The Role of the Lexicon in Linguistic Theory

The Role of the Lexicon in Linguistic Theory

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(p.347) Chapter 12 The Role of the Lexicon in Linguistic Theory
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Lexical Analysis
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Patrick Hanks

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262018579.003.0012

This chapter examines the theory of norms and exploitations in the context of other theories of language. It considers the role of the lexicon in linguistic theory in twentieth-century Europe since Wilhelm von Humboldt and Ferdinand de Saussure, and also discusses generative linguistics, cognitive linguistics, frame semantics, and construction grammar. Moreover, the chapter looks at the Firthian tradition that paved the way for the newly emerging science of corpus-driven empirical linguistics and lexicology, as well as electronic lexicography.

Keywords:   theory of norms, lexicon, linguistic theory, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Ferdinand de Saussure, generative linguistics, cognitive linguistics, frame semantics, construction grammar, empirical linguistics

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