Contrastive Focus Reduplication in English (The Salad-Salad Paper)

@article{Ghomeshi2004ContrastiveFR,
  title={Contrastive Focus Reduplication in English (The Salad-Salad Paper)},
  author={J. Ghomeshi and R. Jackendoff and Nicole Rosen and Kevin Russell},
  journal={Natural Language & Linguistic Theory},
  year={2004},
  volume={22},
  pages={307-357}
}
This paper presents a phenomenon of colloquial English that we call Contrastive Reduplication (CR), involving the copying of words and sometimes phrases as in It's tuna salad, not SALAD-salad, or Do you LIKE-HIM-like him? Drawing on a corpus of examples gathered from natural speech, written texts, and television scripts, we show that CR restricts the interpretation of the copied element to a `real' or prototypical reading. Turning to the structural properties of the construction, we show that… Expand
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