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Query:   References: Optional Word Omission, That-omission
Author:  Florian Jaeger
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Syntax

Summary:   REGARDING QUERY: HTTP://WWW.LINGUISTLIST.ORG/ISSUES/16/16-3525.HTML#2

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SEND ME COMMENTS ON THE LITERATURE ON THAT-OMISSION
(PLS, SEND ME MORE IF YOU STILL FIND MORE).
− LOUISE MCNALLY
− RENA TORRES CACOULLOS
− JOHN LAWLER
− WAYLES BROWN
− PEYTON TODD

I HAVE SPLIT UP THE REFERENCES INTO FOUR CATEGORIES: THAT-OMISSION IN (TO
THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE)
− COMPLEMENT CLAUSES: [5, 8, 9, 21-23, 27, 28]
− NON-SUBJECT-EXTRACTED RELATIVE CLAUSES: [1-3, 7, 10-12, 16-20, 24-26, 29,
30, 32]
− SUBJECT-EXTRACTED RELATIVE/CONTACT CLAUSES: [1, 6, 7]
− BOTH COMPLEMENT AND RELATIVE CLAUSE: [4, 13-15, 31]

I AM SURE THERE IS MUCH MORE ON THE VARIATIONIST/SOCIOLINGUISTIC SIDE OF
THINGS. TAGLIAMONTE ET AL. 2005 CONTAINS A LOT OF REFERENCES IN THAT
DIRECTION. BOLINGER 1972 CONTAINS REFERENCES TO OLDER WORK (YES, I SHOULD
HAVE MENTIONED THAT I WAS AWARE OF BOLINGER'S WORK ;-)). IF THERE WERE
SEVERAL PAPERS BY THE SAME AUTHOR(S) ON THE SAME ISSUE, I HAVE LISTED THE
MOST RECENT ONE. THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE HELPFUL INFORMATION.


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[2] BERGH, G., & SEPPAENEN, A. (2000). PREPOSITION STRANDING WITH
WH-RELATIVES: A HISTORICAL SURVEY. ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS, 4(2),
295-316.
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LONGMAN GRAMMAR OF SPOKEN AND WRITTEN ENGLISH. LONDON: LONGMAN.
[4] BOLINGER, D. (1972). THAT'S THAT. THE HAGUE: MOUTON.
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GRAMMAR IN DISCOURSE FORMULAS: A VARIATIONIST STUDY OF THAT. LINGUISTICS.
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SENTENTIAL COMPLEMENTATION IN ENGLISH. NEW YORK: GARLAND.
[7] ENGDAHL, E. (1997). RELATIVE CLAUSE EXTRACTIONS IN CONTEXT. WORKING
PAPERS IN SCANDINAVIAN SYNTAX, 60, 51-79.
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PRODUCTION: WHY SAYING ''THAT'' IS NOT SAYING ''THAT'' AT ALL. JOURNAL OF
MEMORY AND LANGUAGE, 48, 379-398.
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AVAILABILITY ON SYNTACTIC AND LEXICAL PRODUCTION. COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, 40,
296-340.
[10] FOX, B. A., & THOMPSON, S. A. (IN PRESS). RELATIVE CLAUSES IN ENGLISH
CONVERSATION: RELATIVIZERS, FREQUENCY AND THE NOTION OF CONSTRUCTION.
STUDIES IN LANGUAGE.
[11] HAKES, D. T., & CAIRNS, H. S. (1970). SENTENCE COMPREHENSION AND
RELATIVE PRONOUNS. PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS, 8, 5-8.
[12] HAKES, D. T., & FOSS, D. J. (1970). DECISION PROCESSES DURING SENTENCE
COMPREHENSION: EFFECTS OF SURFACE STRUCTURE RECONSIDERED. PERCEPTION &
PYCHOPHYSICS, 8(6), 413-416.
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LINGUISTICS, 37, 1-34.
[14] HAWKINS, J. A. (2004). EFFICIENCY AND COMPLEXITY IN GRAMMARS. OXFORD:
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE. CAMBRIDGE: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
[16] JAEGER, T. F. (2005). OPTIONAL THAT INDICATES PRODUCTION DIFFICULTY:
EVIDENCE FROM DISFLUENCIES. PAPER PRESENTED AT THE DISS'05,
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE.
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PREDICTABLE IF A RELATIVE CLAUSE IS PREDICTABLE. AMLAP 2005, GHENT, BELGIUM.
[18] JAEGER, T. F., & WASOW, T. (2005). PROCESSING AS THE SOURCE OF
ACCESSIBILITY EFFECTS ON VARIATION. PAPER PRESENTED AT THE BERKELEY
LINGUISTIC SOCIETY.
[19] LOHSE, B. (2000). ZERO VERSUS EXPLICIT MARKING IN RELATIVE
CLAUSES.UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT, DEPT OF LINGUISTICS, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA.
[20] QUIRK, R. (1957). RELATIVE CLAUSES IN EDUCATED SPOKEN ENGLISH. ENGLISH
STUDIES, 38, 97-109.
[21] RACE, D. S., & MACDONALD, M. C. (2003). THE USE OF ''THAT'' IN THE
PRODUCTION AND COMPREHENSION OF OBJECT RELATIVE CLAUSES. PAPER PRESENTED AT
THE 26TH COGSCI.
[22] ROHDENBURG, G. (1998). CLAUSAL COMPLEMENTATION AND COGNITIVE
COMPLEXITY IN ENGLISH. PAPER PRESENTED AT THE ANGLISTENTAG, ERFURT, GERMANY.
[23] ROLAND, D., ELMAN, J. L., & FERREIRA, V. S. (2005). WHY IS THAT?
STRUCTURAL PREDICTION AND AMBIGUITY RESOLUTION IN A VERY LARGE CORPUS OF
ENGLISH SENTENCES. COGNITION.
[24] SIGLEY, R. J. (1997). CHOOSING YOUR RELATIVES: RELATIVE CLAUSES IN NEW
ZEALAND ENGLISH. VICTORIA UNIVERSITY, WELLINGTON.
[25] TAGLIAMONTE, S., SMITH, J., & LAWRENCE, H. (2005). NO TAMING THE
VERNACULAR! INSIGHTS FROM THE RELATIVES IN NORTHERN BRITAIN. LANGUAGE
VARIATION AND CHANGE, 17, 75-112.
[26] TEMPERLEY, D. (2003). AMBIGUITY AVOIDANCE IN ENGLISH RELATIVE CLAUSES.
LANGUAGE, 79(3), 464-484.
[27] THOMPSON, S. A., & MULAC, A. (1991). THE DISCOURSE CONDITIONS FOR THE
USE OF COMPLEMENTIZER THAT IN CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH. JOURNAL OF
PRAGMATICS, 15, 237- 251.
[28] THOMPSON, S. A., & MULAC, A. (EDS.). (1991). A QUANTITATIVE
PERSPECTIVE ON THE GRAMMATICIZATION OF EPISTEMIC PARENTHETICALS IN ENGLISH.
AMSTERDAM: JOHN BENJAMINS.
[29] TOTTIE, G. (1995). THE MAN Ø I LOVE: AN ANALYSIS OF FACTORS FAVOURING
ZERO RELATIVES IN WRITTEN BRITISH AND AMERICAN ENGLISH. IN G. MELCHERS & B.
WARREN (EDS.), STUDIES IN ANGLISTICS (PP. 201-215). STOCKHOLM: ALMQVIST AND
WIKSELL.
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USAGE IN THE BRITISH NATIONAL CORPUS. HELSINKI: SOCIÉTÉ NÉOPHILOLOGIQUE.
[31] WALTER, M. A., & JAEGER, T. F. (2005). CONSTRAINTS ON OPTIONAL THAT
OMISSION: A STRONG LEXICAL OCP EFFECT. PAPER PRESENTED AT THE CSL 41, CHICAGO.
[32] WASOW, T., JAEGER, T. F., & ORR, D. (IN PROGRESS). LEXICAL VARIATION
IN RELATIVIZER FREQUENCY. PAPER PRESENTED AT THE EXPECTING THE UNEXPECTED:
EXCEPTIONS IN GRAMMAR WORKSHOP AT THE 27TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE GERMAN
LINGUISTIC ASSOCIATION, COLOGNE.

LL Issue: 16.3603
Date Posted: 19-Dec-2005