Phrasal and Phraseological Synonymy in the "Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary"

Faculty/Professorship: English and Historical Linguistics  
Author(s): Knappe, Gabriele  
Title of the Journal: International journal of lexicography : IJL
ISSN: 0950-3846
Corporate Body: European Association for Lexicography, EURALEX
Publisher Information: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press
Year of publication: 2013
Volume: 26
Issue: 3
Pages: 305-328 ; Diagramme
Language(s): English
This paper explores how phraseological units compete with monolexical units in the monumental Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary (HTOED), primarily in its online version. By means of several case studies, the status and coverage of phraseological units is analysed both in the synonym lists (monolexical and phraseological synonymy) and in the lower-level category headings (lexicographic synonymy), where paraphrases and definitions are considered as further multi-word expressions.
Keywords: englische Lexikographie, englische Phraseologie, Synonymie
Type: Article
Year of publication: 8. November 2013