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This interdisciplinary study presents the cutting-edge state of theoretical and applied research in the fascinating field of phraseology. The author elaborates key terminology and theoretical concepts of phraseology, while challenging some prevailing assumptions. Exploration of phraseological meaning across sentence boundaries is supported by ample textual illustrations of stylistic use ranging from Old English to Modern English. The book contains innovative research in the discourse-level features of phraseological units from a cognitive perspective, along with creative use of phraseological metaphor, metonymy and allusion, multimodal discourse included. The author argues for applied stylistics as a distinct area and the need to raise stylistic awareness among teachers and learners, translators, lexicographers and advertisers. The book offers an extensive glossary of key terms and a comprehensive bibliography. Stylistic Use of Phraseological Units in Discourse is a skillfully revised and extensively expanded new edition of the author's previously published ‘Phraseological Units in Discourse: Towards Applied Stylistics' (2001). 2010. xiii, 292 pp.

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  • Omazic, Marija and Olga Fomičov. 2011. Book Reviews. In Jezikoslovlje. Osijek, Croatia: Josip Juraj Strossmayer University , No. 12.1: 93-100. [online version]


  • Naciscione, Anita. 2001. Phraseological Units in Discourse: Towards Applied Stylistics. Riga: Latvian Academy of Culture: xi, 283 pp. ISBN-9984-9519-0-1.
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This book explores phraseology and language use, and offers the reader new perspectives on the stylistic use of phraseological units in discourse. The author challenges some of the prevailing assumptions about phraseological units in use.

The book falls into two main sections. Part One offers a new approach to the key terminology and the basic concepts, and provides a comprehensive discourse-based treatment of phraseological units. The author explores the role of cohesion in the sustainability of a phraseological image in discourse. The exploration of phraseological meaning across sentence boundaries is supported by ample textual illustrations of stylistic use ranging from OE to MoE. In Part Two the author argues for the need to view applied stylistics as a distinct area and the necessity of raising stylistic awareness among teachers and learners of language and literature, translators, lexicographers and advertisers.

An extensive glossary gives clear-cut definitions, which support and reflect the analysis of the key terms and concepts. There is a comprehensive bibliography, providing the basis for readers to pursue their further interest in the area.

It is highly recommended to all teachers and students of English language and literature, as well as advanced learners of English as a foreign language.

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