Linear Unit Grammar

Integrating speech and writing

| Tuscan Word Centre
| University of Helsinki
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People have a natural propensity to understand language text as a succession of smallish chunks, whether they are reading, writing, speaking or listening. Linguists have found that this propensity can shed light on the nature and structure of language, and there are many studies which attempt to harness the potential of natural chunking.

This book explores the role of chunking in the description of discourse, especially spoken discourse. It appears that chunking offers a sound but flexible platform on which can be built a descriptive model which is more open and comprehensive than more familiar approaches to structural description. The model remains linear, in that it avoids hierarchies, and it concentrates on the combinatorial patterns of text.

The linear approach turns out to have many advantages, bringing together under one descriptive method a wide variety of different styles of speech and writing. It is complementary to established grammars, but it raises pertinent questions about many of their assumptions.

[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 25]  2006.  xxii, 185 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Dedication
vii
Acknowledgements
ix
Preamble
xi–xiii
Introduction
xv–xxi
Section A: Preliminaries
1
Setting the scene
3–22
Background
23–40
Data description
41–45
Section B: Analysis
47
System of analysis
49–54
Provisional Unit Boundaries
55–58
Types of chunks
59–70
Types of organisational elements
71–78
Types of increments to shared experience
79–89
Synthesis
91–103
Section C: Theory and follow-up
105

The example texts analysed

107–127
Theoretical synopsis
129–144
Looking ahead
145–166
Appendix
167–173
Bibliography
175–179
Index of names
181–182
Index of subjects
183–185
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2006051041