The mental corpus

John R Taylor

in The Mental Corpus

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199290802
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741388 | DOI:
The mental corpus

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The chapter summarizes the main findings, concerning speakers’ precise knowledge of a myriad of particular facts, their knowledge of frequencies, their sensitivity to contextual and incidental properties of encountered language, and constraints of productivity. The evidence points to the correctness of the thesis expounded in the book.

Keywords: corpus linguistics; mental lexicon; construction grammar; usage-based; frequency; idioms; idiomaticity; polysemy; blending; I-language; implicit learning; E-language; motivation; creativity; innovation; categorization

Chapter.  3970 words. 

Subjects: Psycholinguistics

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