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Communication Accommodation Theory

Edited by Howard Giles

Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.


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Query:   Summary on contractions in English
Author:  Alan Smith
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Morphology
Syntax

Summary:   THREE WEEKS AGO I POSTED A MESSAGE ON THE LINGUIST LIST ASKING FOR
REFERENCES TO QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH ON CONTRACTIONS IN ENGLISH. I WOULD
LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIIR REPLIES:

ELLY VAN GELDEREN
DICK HUDSON
YISHAI TOBIN
JAMES WALKER

THE MAIN STUDIES IN THE VARIATIONIST PARADIGM SEEM TO BE AS FOLLOWS:

LABOV, W. (1969)

LL Issue: 10.127
Date Posted: 28-Jan-1999
Original Query: Read original query