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Title: Aspects of idiom*
Authors: Sayers, Coral
Keywords: Linguistics;Sociolinguistics;Idioms;English language;English language--Australia;German language;Dialectology;French language--Québec (Province);English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers
Issue Date: Jan-1982
Publisher: University of Calgary
Citation: Sayers, C. (1982). Aspects of idiom*. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 7(Winter), 13-32.
Abstract: Weinreich (1969) defines an idiom as "a complex expression whose meaning cannot be derived from the meanings of its elements." This writer has collected examples of idioms from the English, German, Australian English, and Quebec French dialects (Appendix I) in order to examine the properties of the idiom, to explore in the literature the current concepts of idiom, and to relate relevant knowledge gained by these processes to the teaching of English as a Second Language.
ISSN: 2371-2643
Appears in Collections:Volume 7, Winter 1982

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