Phraseology in the sport press discourse of 1950-2000

2012. № 1 (23), 90-109


The paper deals with phraseology (idiomatic expressions and collocations) in the sport football press of 1950–2000. The structure of phraseological units composition is described (with a special focus on the classification of sport phrasemes from the perspective of the theory of semantic fields), its changes in the course of several decades are discussed. The definitions of specific football idioms and collocations are given. The main features of the phraseological units functioning in the discourse under review are noted.