Publication details [#10425]

Zwicky, Arnold M. and Ann D. Zwicky. 1981. Telegraphic registers in written English. In Sankoff, David and Henriette Cedergren, eds. Variation omnibus. Linguistic Research. pp. 535–544.
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Article in book
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Language as a subject


An investigation of registers in which economy of expression plays a leading role, leading to observations on the relationship between the linguistic forms appropriate to a register, the settings in which it is used, and the uses the forms are designed to serve in those settings.