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    Variation dans la composition lexicale de styles oraux

    Dewaele, Jean-Marc (1996) Variation dans la composition lexicale de styles oraux. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching 34 (4), pp. 261-282. ISSN 1613-4141.

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    The present study shows that Variation in the composition of the lexicon at tokenlevel between more and less formal oral styles is identical to the Variation between written and oral discourse. It is argued here that Speakers deictically anchor their utterances in a non-linguistic spatio-temporal context and that the degree of contextdependence is reflected in the composition of the lexicon. More informal styles will be characterised by a higher proportion of pronouns, verbs and adverbs which are deictal words par excellence. An analysis of advanced French interlanguage data revealed an amount of interindividual Variation that correlates with the subject's degree of extraversion.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2016 14:57
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:38


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