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On the Linguistic Properties of Formulaic Speech

  title={On the Linguistic Properties of Formulaic Speech},
  author={Koenraad Kuiper},
In the study of oral-formulaic performance the formula has always been understood as playing a pivotal role (Lord 1960, Foley 1995). But although it is clearly a linguistic unit, the technical study of formulae by linguists has been slight. This paper intends to remedy this lack by proposing some linguistic theories as to the nature of the formula. They will take the form of formal and testable proposals. By formal I mean mathematically modelled. 

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