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Wiechmann, Daniel

Understanding Relative Clauses

A Usage-Based View on the Processing of Complex Constructions

Series:Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 268

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

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    Publication Date:
    December 2014
    Copyright year:
    2015
    ISBN
    978-3-11-033958-1
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    Aims and Scope

    The book offers a usage-based account of how humans comprehend complex linguistic structures. The author proposes a theory of constructional access, which treats syntactic patterns as complex and abstract signs. In this view, syntactic processing is subject to the very same dynamics as lexical processing and should yield the same type of frequency effects.

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    xi, 259 pages
    DE GRUYTER MOUTON
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Cognitive Linguistics; Corpus Linguistics, Psycholinguistics

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    Daniel Wiechmann, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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    "Daniel Wiechmann‘s Understanding Relative Clauses presents an extremely detailed and methodologically interesting quantitative corpus analysis of one of the most debated syntactic structures in the field of (psycho)linguistics, namely, relative clause constructions (RCCs). [...] To sum up, Understanding Relative Clauses reports an interesting analysis of these constructions and suggests a compelling hypothesis of language processing, making it an essential read for scholars working on RCC5 and related constructions, as well as in the fields of corpus linguistics and psycholinguistics more generally."
    Minna Kirjavainen in: Cagnitive Linguistics 2017; 28(1): 203—208

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