Formulaic Language

Volume 2. Acquisition, loss, psychological reality, and functional explanations

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 9789027229960 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027290168 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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This book is the second of the two-volume collection of papers on formulaic language. The collection is among the first in the field. The authors of the papers in this volume represent a diverse group of international scholars in linguistics and psychology. The language data analyzed come from a variety of languages, including Arabic, Japanese, Polish, and Spanish, and include analyses of styles and genres within these languages. While the first volume focuses on the very definition of linguistic formulae and on their grammatical, semantic, stylistic, and historical aspects, the second volume explores how formulae are acquired and lost by speakers of a language, in what way they are psychologically real, and what their functions in discourse are. Since most of the papers are readily accessible to readers with only basic familiarity with linguistics, the book may be used in courses on discourse structure, pragmatics, semantics, language acquisition, and syntax, as well as being a resource in linguistic research.
[Typological Studies in Language, 83] 2009.  xxiv, 361 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The volume provides a rich read. [...]The label 'formulaic' allows volumes such as the present one to illustrate the pervasiveness of lexcically restricted sequences and to explore them in all their glorious detail.”
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Ellis, Nick C.
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Guz, Ewa
2014. Formulaic Sequences as Fluency Devices in the Oral Production of Native Speakers of Polish. Research in Language 12:2  pp. 113 ff. DOI logo
Guz, Ewa
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Guz, Ewa
2016. Refining the methodology for investigating the relationship between fluency and the use of formulaic language in learner speech. Research in Language 14:2  pp. 95 ff. DOI logo
Győrfi, Annamária
2017. Formulaic Language: The Building Block of Aphasic Speech. In Advances in Speech-language Pathology, DOI logo
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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