The phraseology of Jane Austen ’ s Persuasion : Phraseological units as carriers of meaning

  • Bettina Starcke
  • Published 2006

Abstract

Phrases are carriers of meaning in language. One way of extracting the literary meaning of a text is therefore to look at its most frequent phrases and their collocates. In this article, I will extract the most frequent phraseology of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion and present a detailed analysis of its two most frequent phrases. I will then use the data… (More)

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