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    DescriptionLexical Priming proposes a radical new theory of the lexicon, which amounts to a completely new theory of language based on how words are used in the real world. Here they are not confined to the definitions given to them in dictionaries but instead interact with other words in common patterns of use. Using concrete statistical evidence from a corpus of newspaper English, but also referring to travel writing and literary text, the author argues that words are 'primed' for use through our experience with them, so that everything we know about a word is a product of our encounters with it. This knowledge explains how speakers of a language succeed in being fluent, creative and natural.


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    Title
    Lexical Priming
    Subtitle
    A New Theory of Words and Language
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Hoey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 352 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415328630
    ISBN 10: 0415328632
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25610
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 480
    BISAC V2.8: FOR005000, LAN009000
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    BISAC V2.8: LAN006000, LAN000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 413.028
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: CFM
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: P326.H58 2, P326 .H58 2005
    Thema V1.0: CFM
    Illustrations note
    43 black & white tables, 8 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    23 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Michael Hoey is a leading figure in English Language and Applied linguistics and a highly respected researcher and author. His Patterns of Lexis of Text (OUP) won the Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union prize in 1991. He is currently Baines Professor of English Language at the University of Liverpool.
    Table of contents
    List of tables, diagrams and figures Acknowledgements Important Foreword 1. Collocation and Lexical Priming 2. Lexical Priming and Meaning 3. Lexical Priming and Grammar 4. Lexical Priming and Lexical Relation 5. Lexical Priming and Polysemy 6. Lexical Priming and Text: Two Claims 7. Lexical Priming and Text: A Third Claim 8. Lexical Priming and Grammatical Creativity 9. Lexical Priming and Other Kinds of Creativity 10. Some Theoretical and Practical Issues Bibliography.