By Thomas Herbst, David Heath, Ian F. Roe, Dieter Götz

This dictionary presents a valency description of English verbs, nouns and adjectives. each one access features a entire record of the complementation styles pointed out at the foundation of the most important corpus of English on hand this day. All examples are taken without delay from the COBUILD/Birmingham corpus. The valency description contains statements concerning the quantitative valency of the lexical devices validated, a listing in their compulsory, contextually not obligatory and simply not obligatory enhances in addition to systematic info at the semantic and collocational houses of the enhances. an summary of the version of valency thought utilized in this dictionary is supplied within the advent. Key positive factors distinct reference paintings with out similar book out there English is the world's most crucial lingua franca and the main usually realized moment language

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Xxxiv Valency theory and the Valency Dictionary of English Although a valency analysis can actually help to establish sense distinctions of this kind, many such decisions remain arbitrary. This does not affect the consistency of the description, however, as long as the interrelationship of the semantic analysis and the classification of complements is understood. 1 Coverage of complements and adjuncts Although the distinction between complements and adjuncts is of great relevance to lexicography in general - because complements are dependent on a governing word and thus form a part of its valency patterns whereas adjuncts are not word-specific in this sense and thus need not be treated systematically in the dictionary - the distinction is not always easy to apply.

However, this may seem more of a drawback than it actually is. Since trivalent verb patterns are usually far less frequent than divalent ones, the situations in which a frequency label is important for the user would mostly occur with those structures for which frequency indicators are actually given in this dictionary. 4 Selection of headwords Obviously, a valency dictionary has rather serious limitations with respect to the number of lexical items covered. This dictionary contains 511 verbs, 274 nouns and 544 adjectives.

I'm very accurate with a hammer - it's my job. Someone or something that is accurate is correct, reliable and precise. accuse verb Active: 1 /3 Passive: 113 General: 0 [ N ] a / [by N] llcont [N]p D Τ Ι hi [of N/V-ing] τ We recognise this is not a view held by all and tors accused each other of kowtowing to his that in law everyone has the right to silence. We demands. You certainly can't accuse Good aren't accusing, (only if clear from context) Housekeeping of taking the easy option. Four + Np And now that the wife has accused leading stockbroking companies are accused of the husband and they've had a jealous argument, wrongfully compensating privileged clients for just look how he slams out the door!

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