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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