On 25 October, Sascha Bargmann gave a keynote talk via Zoom on “Complex Idiom Modification” at the International Conference on Advance in Education, Humanities and Language (ICEL) 2023 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.
After an introduction to idioms in general and fully-idiomatic idioms in particular, he presented Ernst (1981)’s three types of idiom modification – internal, external, and conjunction – to then zoom into conjunction modification and provide detailed analyses of two of Ernst’s examples as well as two examples from the ENCOW16A (World Englishes) corpus (accessible via https://www.webcorpora.org).
The talk can be watched at: (Sascha’s talk is about minutes 3-40)
Bargmann, Sascha. 2019. Chopping up idioms: Towards a combinatorial analysis. Frankfurt a.M.: University Library. DOI: https://doi.org/10.21248/gups.73455
Bargmann, Sascha, Berit Gehrke & Frank Richter. 2021. Modification of literal meanings in semantically non-decomposable idioms. In Berthold Crysmann & Manfred Sailer (eds.), One-to-many relations in morphology, syntax, and semantics, 245–279. Berlin: Language Science Press. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4729808
Ernst, Thomas. 1981. Grist for the linguistic mill: Idioms and ‘extra’ adjectives. Journal of Linguistic Research 1(3). 51–68
- Corpus ENCOW 16A, accessible via https://www.webcorpora.org
- International Conference on Advance in Education, Humanities and Language (ICEL) 2023: https://snifib.ub.ac.id/icel
- Sascha Bargmann’s homepage: https://www.uni-frankfurt.de/82889671/Sascha_Bargmann