The article describes how the conceptual maps of the thesaurus-like Longman Language Activator (1993, 2002) (LLA) allow semantically related phraseologisms to be identified. It analyses selected idioms and collocations taken from the LLA keyword entries WORK, BRAVE, WIN, and ANGRY that are respectively related to the FRAME-project* semantic fields “people and work”, “people and their behaviour”, “human relations” and “emotions”. The aim is to highlight main differences in their use and to show that the LLA could feature as a primary source of the English phraseologisms to be added to the FRAME database. *(FRAseologia Multilingue Elettronica - Electronic Multilin-gual Phraseology).
Nuccorini, S. (2020). Digging into a Thesaurus for Treasures: Phraseological Conceptual Maps in the Longman Language Activator. In F.M. Paola Cotta Ramusino (a cura di), Contrastive Phraseology (pp. 313-329). Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing.