-----Original Message----- From: Browne, Allen (NIH/NLM/LHC) [E] Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:48 AM To: 'corpora at uib.no' Cc: Demner Fushman, Dina (NIH/NLM/LHC) [E]; Lu, Chris (NIH/NLM/LHC) [C] Subject: RE: [Corpora-List] Phrasal Verbs
That's right. The SPECIALIST lexicon does indeed include both prepositional phrase complements and particles. While we have used LDOCE, especially early on. But we do not rely on it exclusively nor have we ever copied LDOCE entries verbatim. We compile the lexicon based on a growing number of sources as well as the native speaker intuitions of the lexicon consultants.
The unit record for "abseil" is:
You can also get this information from the LRCMP file. The relevant lines are:
Hope this helps. Please feel free to email or call me or Chris Lu (chris_lu at nlm.nih.gov) with any questions you might have.
Allen C. Browne
Lexical Systems Group
National Library of Medicine
Phone: 301 435 3167
e-mail: browne at nlm.nih.gov
-----Original Message----- From: Ken Litkowski [mailto:ken at clres.com] Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:18 AM To: J Washtell Cc: corpora at uib.no Subject: Re: [Corpora-List] Phrasal Verbs
Sorry for my hasty example. Perhaps the following is a particle.
"Inspector Kench set up a rope system and abseiled down to rescue the frightened animal, which, to his horror, then tried to escape."
My main point was that Specialist provides a substantial list. In their documentation, they indicate that OALD was used for many entries, along with several other sources. My version of OALD only attests the prepositional phrase, so they got the particle usage (well-attested in the Oxford Sentence Dictionary) from somewhere else, despite their focus on medical terminology.
J Washtell wrote:
Sorry to be picky... but in the case of abseiling down the alps, I would say that "down" would almost certainly be considered a preposition, as opposed to a particle of a phrasal verb.
Is that incorrect?
Justin Washtell University of Leeds
Quoting Ken Litkowski <ken at clres.com> <mailto:ken at clres.com> :
The UMLS Specialist lexicon can be simply mined for this purpose,
probably in half an hour. See
http://lexsrv3.nlm.nih.gov/SPECIALIST/index.html and click on Specialist
lexicon. The main dictionary file (a text file about 34 MB) will contain
entries for the general lexicon in addition to specifically medical
terminology. This dictionary contains very extensive complement patterns
(about 25,000 for prepositions). If you search for verb entries that
have the following lines
you will get a very thorough list. The first alphabetical entry is for
"abseil" (to descend a rock cliff), i.e., one can "abseil down the
Alps." This shows how extensive the non-medical dictionary is.
Michael Dreyfuss wrote:
I'm a student at the University of Toulouse in France, and I'm looking
for a list of phrasal verbs in English that use "down" or "up" as
their particle, such as "cool down" or "turn up." Does anyone know if
such a list exists?
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