Strategies and Structures

The processing of relative clauses

ISBN 9789027235404 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027286260 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
In this monograph, the nature of processing strategies is explored in some detail, with an attempt to cut through the maze of often contradictory and confused proposals concerning the nature and form of various strategies. Once a preliminary conception of the nature of cognitive strategies and a hypothesis of how they interact with linguistic structures has been reached, it will be explored how such strategies are employed by examining experiments which address the role played by certain of these strategies in the comprehension and production of sentences. The authors draw a distinction between a strategy on the one hand and a grammatical structure on the other. They argued that, in principle, strategies ought to be formulated as language-independent, cognitively based operations which are involved in cognitive domains other than language, but which, in language processing, interact with language-specific structures to facilitate processing. Moreover, strategies are not linguistic rules, since, unlike rules, they permit exceptions and express tendencies rather than firm yes-no choices.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 46]  1986.  ix, 197 pp.
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Ito, Akihiro
2001. Japanese EFL Learners' Processing in English Relativization. ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics 133-134  pp. 325 ff. Crossref logo
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2003. An Analysis of Genitive Relative Clauses in a British Written English Corpus. ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics 141-142  pp. 247 ff. Crossref logo

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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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