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Fixed expressions in English: A linguistic, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic and didactic study (part 1).
In 40), as the context refers to finance and Merkel is the German Chancellor, the fixed expression makes a mark simultaneously refers back to the days of the German currency, (Deutch)mark.
The same dual structure determines the meaning of a fixed expression such as to give someone the green light in (9).
Five-feet of thunder with the voice of a Scouse Roedean gym mistress and a fixed expression that says: "I can read you like a book and if you decide to take me on, you'll lose.
The Frenchman said: "It was a fixed expression, cold and very strange.
There are dozens of other terms for various notions of MWEs, including fixed expressions, formulaic sequences, fossilized units, prefabricated patterns, etc.
Provides for a variety of modes of expression, such as the transmission of stamps or fixed expressions in real time
But her fixed expressions, as she greeted fans on a French talk show alongside co-star Tim Roth on Tuesday, suggested she was trying the treatment again.
Fixed expressions in English: Reference books and the teacher.
In a revised version of his 2007 doctoral dissertation Delexicalisation Patterns: A Corpus-Based Approach to Incipient Productivity in Fixed Expressions at the University of Bremen, Zeschel explores how speakers alter elements of fixed expressions to fit novel circumstances, and what that limited variability reveals about the processes of language change and grammaticalization.
Katherine Moraz, who plays Yellow Bear, points out: "The puppets have fixed expressions, so when you have the actor next to them you do subconsciously absorb what the actor is doing too.
As the author remarks, these problems are more likely to arise in translation, notably in what has to do with idioms or fixed expressions.