Morphosyntactic Persistence in Spoken English by Benedikt SzmrecsanyiMorphosyntactic Persistence in Spoken English by Benedikt Szmrecsanyi

Morphosyntactic Persistence in Spoken English

byBenedikt Szmrecsanyi

Hardcover | May 19, 2006

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Language users are creatures of habit with a tendency to re-use linguistic material that they have produced or heard before. In other words, linguistic patterns and tokens, once used, persist in spoken discourse. The book explores the determinants of this persistence in corpus data of spoken English, drawing on regression analyses of a variety of functional, discourse-functional, cognitive, psycholinguistic, and external factors. In providing a variationist-probabilistic framework for examining the ways in which different internal and external factors influence speakers' linguistic choices, the study ultimately contributes to a theory of how spoken language works.
Title:Morphosyntactic Persistence in Spoken EnglishFormat:HardcoverDimensions:266 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.63 inPublished:May 19, 2006Publisher:De Gruyter MoutonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3110190125

ISBN - 13:9783110190120

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