Formulaic Language and the Lexicon
A considerable proportion of our everyday language is "formulaic". It is predictable in form and idiomatic--apparently stored in fixed or semi-fixed chunks. This book explores the nature and purposes of formulaic language, and looks for patterns across the research findings from the fields of discourse analysis, first language acquisition, language pathology and applied linguistics. It gradually builds up a unified description and explanation of formulaic language as a linguistic solution to a larger, non-linguistic, problem, the promotion of self.
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ability achieve adult agenda analysis analytic aphasia aphasic associated Chapter child child’s chunks code-switching Cognitive Grammar collocations complex construction context continuum corpus Corpus linguistics create DeCarrico discourse Distributed Lexicon English Etham evidence example expressions fluency fluent formulaic language formulaic sequences formulaic word strings frequency function grammatical guage hearer holistic idiomatic idioms individual input instance interactional intuition knowledge Kuiper Lancker language acquisition language learner learning left hemisphere lexical units linguistic manipulative material meaning memorized mnemonics morphemes mulaic sequences multiword native speakers nativelike Nattinger Nespoulous non-native speakers Nora normal nouns novel observation one’s output patterns Pawley phonological phrases possible pragmatic prefabricated problem production referential retrieved right hemisphere role rules second language second language acquisition segmentation semantic sentence social socio-interactional speech community storage stored strategies structure Syder syntactic tion types utterances verb Virve whole Wong Fillmore Wray