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Books: Language Acquisition: Schmitt (Ed.)

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  1. paul, Formulaic Sequences: Schmitt (Ed.)

Message 1: Formulaic Sequences: Schmitt (Ed.)

Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 13:39:04 -0500 (EST)
From: paul <>
Subject: Formulaic Sequences: Schmitt (Ed.)

Title: Formulaic Sequences
Subtitle: Acquisition, processing and use
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	John Benjamins		 
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Editor: Norbert Schmitt, University of Nottingham 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588114996, Pages: x, 304 pp., Price: USD 118.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027217076, Pages: x, 304 pp., Price: EUR 98.00

Paperback: ISBN: 1588115003, Pages: x, 304 pp., Price: USD 42.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9027217084, Pages: x, 304 pp., Price: EUR 36.00


Formulaic sequences (FS) are now recognized as an essential element of
language use. However, research on FS has generally been limited to a
focus on description, or on the place of FS in L1 acquisition. This
volume opens new directions in FS research, concentrating on how FS
are acquired and processed by the mind, both in the L1 and L2. The ten
original studies in the volume illustrate the L2 acquisition of FS,
the relationship between L1 and L2 FS, the relationship between corpus
recurrence of FS and their psycholinguistic reality, the processes
involved in reading FS, and pedagogical issues in teaching FS. The
studies use a wide range of methodologies, many of them innovative,
and thus the volume serves as a model for future research in the
area. The volume begins with three survey chapters offering a
background on the characteristics and measurement of FS.

Table of contents

Preface viii 
Formulaic sequences in action: An introduction
 Norbert Schmitt and Ronald Carter 1--22 
Measurement of formulaic sequences
 John Read and Paul Nation 23--35 
Formulaic performance in conventionalised varieties of speech
 Koenraad Kuiper 37--54 
Knowledge and acquisition of formulaic sequences: A longitudinal study
 Norbert Schmitt, Zolt�n D�rnyei, Svenja Adolphs and Valerie Durow
Individual differences and their effects on formulaic sequence
 Zolt�n D�rnyei, Valerie Durow and Khawla Zahran 87--106 
Social-cultural integration and the development of formulaic sequences
 Svenja Adolphs and Valerie Durow 107--126 
Are corpus-derived recurrent clusters psycholinguistically valid?
 Norbert Schmitt, Sarah Grandage and Svenja Adolphs 127--151 
The eyes have it: An eye-movement study into the processing of
 formulaic sequences
 Geoffrey Underwood, Norbert Schmitt and Adam Galpin 153--172
Exploring the processing of formulaic sequences through a self-paced
 reading task
 Norbert Schmitt and Geoffrey Underwood 173--189 
Comparing knowledge of formulaic sequences across L1, L2, L3, and L4
 Carol Sp�ttl and Michael McCarthy 191--225 
The effect of typographic salience on the look up and comprehension of
 unknown formulaic sequences
 Hugh Bishop 227--248
'Here's one I prepared earlier': Formulaic language learning on
 Alison Wray 249--268
Facilitating the acquisition of formulaic sequences: An exploratory
 study in an EAP context
 Martha A. Jones and Sandra Haywood 269--300

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Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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