Formulaic language and speech prosody

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On the basis that most first language formulaic sequences are acquired and accessed auditorily, this chapter argues for the fundamental importance of the prosodic representation of formulaic sequences in the mental lexicon. It also critically examines the suggestion that prosody can offer reliable cues to facilitate formulaic sequence acquisition and that second language learners' lack of exposure to spoken input may have led to their difficulties with acquiring second language formulaic sequences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding Formulaic Language
Subtitle of host publicationA Second Language Acquisition Perspective
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781351797573
ISBN (Print)9781138634961
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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