Formulaic Language: Pushing the Boundaries e-book

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Formulaic Language: Pushing the Boundaries e-book

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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.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-442309-0
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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.

Reviews

  • '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, 2009 |k Y
  • 'an extremely stimulating read, and can be thoroughly recommended.' - Modern English Teacher |k Y
  • '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 |k Y
  • 'Language teacher trainers with a side-line in applied linguistics should find this a fascinating read.' - The Teacher Trainer Journal 23:1, 2009 |k Y
  • '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 |k Y
  • '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 |k Y
  • '...a helpful resource for the promotion of discussions of formulaic language in the classroom.' - Journal of the IATEFL SIG, 33, April 2009 |k Y
  • '...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 |k Y

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