Developing syntactic sensitivity in reading through phrase-cued texts
- Phrase of the Month. // North & South;Mar2012, Issue 312, p138
The article presents the phrase of the month February, 2012.
- IN OTHER WORDS: IDIOMS. // World Almanac for Kids;2003, p102
Idioms are phrases that mean more than their words put together. If you take them word for word, they might not make much sense. Idioms are a little like puzzles: try imagining a picture or a situation that the phrase suggests, and guess at the meaning from there. Provides the meaning and...
- WORD SCALES FOR DEGREES OF OPINION. Dodd, Stuart Carter; Gerbrick, Thomas R. // Language & Speech;Jan-Mar60, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p18
Describes experiments relating to the choice of words and phrases for use in questionnaires and public opinion polls. Expressions of degree or intensity of belief or opinion, and of temporal frequency; Presentation of set of phrases to groups of subjects in random order, in serial order, and in...
- IN OTHER WORDS: IDIOMS. // World Almanac for Kids;2002, p106
Idioms are like puzzles. Looking at the meaning of each word will not help you understand it. You have to look at the words together. Here are some common idioms, including all thumbs, in the groove, blow hot and cold, and out of left field.
- Why You Can't Kick the Bucket as You Slowly Die: Verbs in Idiom Comprehension. Hamblin, Jennifer L.; Gibbs, Jr., Raymond W. // Journal of Psycholinguistic Research;Jan1999, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p25
Idiomatic phrases differ in their degree of analyzability. Some idioms are highly decomposable with their parts independently contributing to their overall figurative meaning (e.g., pop the question) while other idioms are nondecomposable with parts that do not contribute to their idiomatic...
- VARIACI�N Y SINONIMIA EN LAS LOCUCIONES. Rodr�guez-Pi�ero Alcal�, Ana Isabel // Revista de Ling��stica y Lenguas Aplicadas (RLLA);2012, Vol. 7, p225
Researchers have traditionally established a link between synonymy and variation. This connection has been used to analyse phraseological units and their relationships within the language. Numerous extensive studies have been carried out on variation in phraseological units and their...
- Wer Hat Nun Den Salat? � Now Who's Got the Mess? Reflections on Phraseological Derivation: From Sentential to Verb Phrase Idiom. Kwasniak, Renata // International Journal of Lexicography;Dec2006, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p459
The paper investigates a case of phraseological derivation for the sentential idiom Da haben wir den Salat (�there we have the mess�). Corpus data show the development over time of a new verb phrase idiom jmd. hat den Salat (�s.b. has the mess�).
- The filling in the sandwich: internal modification of idioms. Minugh, David C. // Language & Computers;2007, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p205
Idiomatic expressions � defined as (relatively) fixed and semantically opaque units such as a one-horse town or buy the farm 'die' � are basically self-contained, but can be 'anchored' in the discourse at hand via e.g. post-modification: A great many people thought that the pendulum of...
- Viewpoint: Writer's Notebook. Erb, Lyle L. // Public Relations Quarterly;Summer80, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p32
There is nothing wrong with the classical allusion, but when misused it makes what is intended to be superior or refined merely ornate and trite. Thus fine writing becomes bad writing. When a writer finds a quotation, either original or popularized, creeping into his phraseology, he should ask...