LINGUIST List 17.1659|
Thu Jun 01 2006
Qs: Formulaic Sequences
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Message 1: Formulaic Sequences
From: Joanna Jendryczka <joanna.jendryczkagmail.com>
Subject: Formulaic Sequences
Dear list members,
As a part of my M.A. thesis, I am investigating multi-word units (otherways
called recurrent sequences, word bundles, etc.) in non-native English speech.
I remember having read somewhere that if such a string of words contains
repeats (of the same words) and/or hesitation (like erm, mm, uhu) within
it, it cannot be treated as a formula, for the very inclusion of repetition
or hesitation proves the sequence was not processed as a whole but rather
as a set of words.
Unfortunately, I do not remember from which scolar the idea comes and I
need it for justification of my very study.
I'll appreciate any hints or direct reference to the source.
M.A. English Linguistics student
A.Mickiewicz University Poznan, Poland
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