Formulaic Language

Volume 1. Distribution and historical change

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 9789027229953 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027290175 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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This book is the first of the two-volume collection of papers on formulaic language. The collection is among the first ones in the field. The book draws attention to the ritualized, repetitive side of language, which to some estimates make up over 50% of spoken and written text. While in the linguistic literature, the creative and innovative aspects of language have been amply highlighted, conventionalized, pre-fabricated, “off-the-shelf” expressions have been paid less attention – an imbalance that this book attempts to remedy. The first of the two volumes addresses the very concept of formulaic language and provides studies that explore the grammatical and semantic properties of formulae, their stylistic distribution within languages, and their evolution in the course of language history. Since most of the papers are readily accessible to readers with only basic familiarity with linguistics, besides being a resource in linguistic research, 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, 82] 2009.  xxiv, 315 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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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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