Formulaic Language and the Lexicon by Alison Wray

By Alison Wray

a substantial percentage of our daily language is 'formulaic'. it's predictable in shape, idiomatic, and seems kept in mounted, or semi-fixed, chunks. This ebook explores the character and reasons of formulaic language, and appears for styles around the examine findings from the fields of discourse research, first language acquisition, language pathology and utilized linguistics. It progressively builds up a unified description and clarification of formulaic language as a linguistic way to a bigger, non-linguistic, challenge, the advertising of self. The publication culminates in a brand new version of lexical garage, which contains the curiosities of non-native and aphasic speech. Parallel analytic and holistic processing options are the proposed mechanism which reconciles, at the one hand, our potential for knowing and generating novel structures utilizing grammatical wisdom and small lexical devices, and at the different, our use of prefabricated fabric which, even though much less versatile, additionally calls for much less processing.

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