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Exploring Pattern Flow – A Critical Assessment of an Elusive Concept

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Exploring Pattern Flow – A Critical Assessment of an Elusive Concept

Laura Göttmann (Author)


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ISBN-13 (Hard Copy) 9783736990036
ISBN-13 (eBook) 9783736980037
Language English
Page Number 238
Edition 1. Aufl.
Publication Place Göttingen
Place of Dissertation Bonn
Publication Date 2015-05-20
General Categorization Dissertation
Departments English and American studies
Keywords pattern, pattern flow, language description, Pattern Grammar, COBUILD, abstraction and instantiation, linear language description, type, token, rank, delicacy, collocation, colligation, StringNet Navigator, level of description, corpus-based, corpus-driven, corpus linguistics, Grammar Patterns, key item, complementation, verb pattern, noun pattern, adjective pattern, lexeme, lexical unit, lemma, word form, phrase, clause, frequency, linear patterning, co-occurrence Abstraktion, Realisierung, Korpuslinguistik, Kollokation, Kolligation, Frequenz, Ko-okkurenz, lineare Sprachbeschreibung, Sprachmuster

In her dissertation, Laura Göttmann deals with the concept of pattern as it is used in the Pattern Grammar. Patterns are derived from frequency-based corpus analysis and represent a way of interpreting the English language within the framework of COBUILD research. The study critically assesses the concept of pattern and of pattern flow within the framework of the Pattern Grammar. It focusses on the question of which level of linguistic description (abstraction) best represents typical recurring linear structures in language. Laura Göttmann also provides an alternative way of describing regular patterning which is based on an overview of well-known linguistic concepts in abstract language description from early Structuralism to today and of corpus linguistic developments. The study may be considered a contribution to a theoretical framework based on abstractions and instantiations in language description evolving from corpus linguistic language analysis.