Formulaic Language: Pushing the Boundaries

Formulaic Language: Pushing the Boundaries

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Examines how formulaic language ("lexical chunks") is used in a variety of real-life situations. Presents a framework for examining the existence and function of formulaic language and tests it extensively against language data within a wide variety of language samples. Formulaic language is a fast-growing area of applied linguistic research, and the author is a key figure in this field.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 24mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0194422453
  • 9780194422451
  • 658,824

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'...full of the author's genuine thinking and inventive proposals. The intertwining of theoretical discussion and practical implications makes it a must-read for those who are interested in formulaic language.'SSLA CUP '...a helpful resource for the promotion of discussions of formulaic language in the classroom.'Journal of the IATEFL SIG, 33, April 2009 'covers a prodigious range of topics...Another notable strength of the book is its simultaneous commitment to both application and theory.'Applied Linguistics Journal 31:1, Feb 2010 'The intertwining of theoretical discussion and practical implications makes it a must-read for those who are interested in formulaic language.'Studies in Second Language Acquisition 31:4, Dec 2009 'Language teacher trainers with a side-line in applied linguistics should find this a fascinating read.'The Teacher Trainer Journal 23:1, 2009 'For those interested in a deeper understanding of how formulae relate to discourse analysis, textuality, phraseology, or human and computer language acquisition, Alison Wray's authoritative Formulaic Language: Pushing the Boundaries is a "must cite".'TESOL & Applied Linguistics 'an extremely stimulating read, and can be thoroughly recommended.'Modern English Teacher 'Despite the complexities of this challenge, however, by centering her analysis precisely at the boundaries of formulaicity, Wray is ultimately highly successful in accounting for a wide range of formulaic phenomena in language.'Journal of Sociolinguistics 13/4, 2009show more

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'Despite the complexities of this challenge, however, by centering her analysis precisely at the boundaries of formulaicity, Wray is ultimately highly successful in accounting for a wide range of formulaic phenomena in language.' Journal of Sociolinguistics 13/4, 2009show more

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