Formulaic Language

Volume 1: Distribution and historical change, Volume 2: Acquisition, loss, psychological reality, and functional explanations

2 vols. set

Roberta Corrigan | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
ORCID logoEdith A. Moravcsik | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Hamid Ouali | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Kathleen Wheatley | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
ISBN 9789027229977 | EUR 210.00 | USD 315.00
This two volume collection on formulaic language is among the first ones in the field. The authors of the present book represent a diverse group of international scholars in linguistics and psychology. The language data analyzed are similarly diverse, including languages such as Arabic, Japanese, Polish, and Spanish and extending to various styles. While volume 1 focuses on the very definition of linguistic formulae and on their grammatical, semantic, stylistic, and historical aspects, volume 2 explores how formulae are acquired and lost by speakers of a language, in what way they are psychologically real, and their functions in discourse. Since most of the papers are readily accessible to readers with only basic familiarity with linguistics, besides being a resource in linguistic research, the book may be used in courses on discourse structure, pragmatics, semantics, language acquisition, and syntax.
[Typological Studies in Language, 82-83] 2009.  724 pp.
Publishing status: Available

Terminology & Lexicography


Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008042109 | Marc record