Publication details [#32096]
Wray, Alison. 2002. Formulaic Language and the Lexicon. Cambridge University Press. XI+332 pp.
Book – monograph
This book examines the nature and goals of formulaic language, and explores patterns across the research findings from the domains of applied linguistics, first language acquisition, discourse analysis, and language pathology. It defines formulaic language as a linguistic solution to a broader, non-linguistic, problem, namely the self promotion.