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Foundations of Familiar Language

Formulaic Expressions, Lexical Bundles, and Collocations at Work and Play

Sidtis, Diana


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464 Seiten, Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-119-16332-9
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A broad overview of the many kinds of unitary expressions found in everyday verbal and written communication, including their signature meaning, form, and usage, authored by a renowned scholar in the field

Foundations of Familiar Language is renowned scholar Diana Sidtis's new contribution to the study of formulaic language through a wide-ranging overview of a large group of language behaviors that share characteristics of cohesion and familiarity, featuring a rational classification of fixed, familiar expressions into formulaic expressions, lexical bundles, and collocations. This unique volume offers a new approach to linguistic classification and construction grammar through a dual-process model of language competence rooted in linguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic observations, combining insights drawn from foundational studies of psychology and neurology with contemporary theories of the differences between formulaic and propositional language. This approach offers a distinct and innovative contribution to scholarship in the field. The text contains resources for further study and research such as examples, research protocols, and lists of fixed, familiar expressions from the past and present. This authoritative volume:
* Describes the current state of knowledge and reviews experimental results, proposals, and models in a clear and straightforward manner
* Offers up-to-date surveys of the role of fixed expressions in education, social sciences, cognitive psychology, and brain science
* Features a wealth of engaging and relatable examples of formulaic expressions (conversational speech formulas, expletives, idioms, and proverbs), lexical bundles, and collocations
* Includes discussion of the use of fixed, familiar expressions in second language learning
* Presents new research data on the neurological foundations of familiar language drawn from clinical observations and experimental studies of stroke, dementia, and Parkinson's disease
* Contains material from social media, magazines, newspapers, speeches, and other sources to illustrate the importance, abundance, and value of familiar language

Sufficiently in-depth for specialists, while accessible to students and non-specialists, Foundations of Familiar Language is an essential resource for a wide range of readers, including linguists, child language specialists, psychologists, social scientists, neuroscientists, philosophers, educators, teachers of English as a second language, and those working in artificial intelligence and speech synthesis.

Acknowledgments xi

Preface xii

1 Introduction 1

Incidence of Familiar Language Exemplars 12

Where Do Fixed, Familiar Expressions Come From? 16

2 Classification 26

Identification 36

Three Classes of Familiar Expressions: Formulaic Expressions, Lexical Bundles, Collocations 37

Formulaic Expressions 40

Lexical Bundles 80

Collocations 86

Overview of Characteristics and Functions of Familiar Language 104

How Formulaic Expressions, Lexical Bundles, and Collocations Differ 114

3 How Is Familiar Language Acquired? 117

Frequency of Exposure: History and Veridicality 118

Acquisition: Role of Emotion and Familiarity 123

Acquisition: Memory for Speech and Language 127

4 Acquisition 131

Several Conditions Converge to Promote Acquisition 132

Acquisition of Fixed, Familiar Expressions in the First Language 136

Acquisition of Fixed, Familiar Expressions in the Second Language 143

Familiar Language Representation Compared in First and Second Language 150

5 Prosodic and Phonetic Characteristics of Fixed, Familiar Expressions 155

Stereotyped Prosodic Form in Fixed Expressions 157

Detailed Knowledge of Prosodic Features 160

Acoustic Studies 163

6 Familiar Language in Psychiatric and Neurologic Disorders 169

Psychiatric Disorders 170

The Neurology of Familiar Language 181

Stroke: Residual Speech and Familiar Phrases 187

Familiar Phrases in Speech Therapy 203

Specialized Functions of the Cerebral Hemispheres 217

The Right Hemisphere and Familiar Language 222

Cortical-Subcortical Dimension 224

Functional Imaging Studies of Fixed Expressions 241

7 Summing Up: Dual- or Multiprocess Model of Language Function? 251

The Linguistic View 251

The Psychological Perspective 253

Observations from Cerebral Processing 255

Familiar Language - Its Daunting Heterogeneity 258

Appendix I: Listing Accumulated by C. Fillmore, 1973 (2050 items) 263

Appendix II: Russell Baker: New York Times, the 1978 Commandments 287

Appendix III: Selected Familiar Expressions Listed in Chiardi, 1987 289

Appendix IV: Familiar Expressions Contributed by Students as Heard in Daily Communicative Interactions 291

Appendix Va: Formulaic Expressions as Encountered Every Day Over a Few Years 295

Appendix Vb: Lexical Bundles Encountered Every Day Over the Past Few Years 302

Appendix Vc: Collocations Encountered Every Day in the Past Few Years 305

Appendix VI: Schemata Accumulated from Current Communications 309

Appendix VII: German Proverbs Drawn from Hain (1951), Set Up in Survey Style to Assess Knowledge of Current Native Speakers of German 317

Appendix VIII: A Dialogue Composed Entirely of Movie Titles 321

Appendix IX: Formulaic Expressions Captured from On-line Viewing of the Film "Some Like It Hot" 323

Appendix X: Familiar Expressions from Newspapers: Class, Subset, Provenance, and Change of Form or Meaning 331

Appendix XI: Essential Nomenclature for Cerebral Structures: Definition, Location, and Function 343

Appendix XII: Matched Novel and Familiar Expressions; Stimuli for Rammell, Pisoni, and Van Lancker Sidtis (2018) Study 345

Appendix XIIIa: Northridge Evaluation of Formulas, Idioms, and Proverbs in Social Situations 348

Appendix XIIIb: Northridge Evaluation of Formulas, Idioms, and Proverbs in Social Situations 351

Appendix XIV: Familiar and Novel Language Comprehension Protocol: Instructions and Answer Sheet 355

Appendix XV: Test Format for Survey: Some Like It Hot Protocol 365

Appendix XVI: Sample "Grid" from 2006 Used in Preliminary Studies to Document Subsets of Familiar Expressions in Healthy and Neurological Persons 368

Appendix XVII: Responsive Naming Test with Expected Answers (Garidis et al., 2009) 377

Appendix XVIII: Selected Books and Articles Listing Formulaic Expressions, Lexical Bundles, and Collocations 379

Glossary 381

References 386

Index 439
Diana Sidtis (formerly Van Lancker), PhD, CCC/SLP, is Professor Emerita of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at New York University and Research Scientist at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research in Orangeburg, New York. She is the co-author of Foundations of Voice Studies, which won the 2011 Prose Award for Scholarly Excellence in Linguistics from the American Publishers Association. Her research examining voice, aphasia, motor speech, prosody, and formulaic language has been published in more than 130 peer-reviewed journals and other publications.

D. Sidtis, New York University