Formilaic Language: Pushing the Boundaries
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:9/11/2008 - Oxford Univ Pr (Sd)
By: Alison Wray
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.