set phrases

Suela Pici (Koҫa): A Comparative Insight into English and Albanian Set Phrases

Abstract
 
It is well known that speakers do not use words in isolation but within the frame of discourse. Words vary their meanings according to different collocations they have in discourse at the moment they are used. When these collocations are lexicalized they become set phrases (idioms), which have particular meanings in a given language. Because of their particular meanings, these phrases are very difficult to be taught and learned, especially from one language to another.