Publication details [#9369]

Tannen, Deborah F. and Piyale Cömert Öztek. 1977. Health to our mouths: Formulaic expressions in Turkish and Greek. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 3 : 516–534.
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Article in journal
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Language as a subject


A comparison between Turkish and Greek formulaic expressions, i.e. fixed expressions which are inseparably linked to a use in a specific context. It is meant to support the view that meaning in conversation is deduced from what is known about the context and from conventionalized interpretations rather than from a semantic analysis of the words uttered.