The eyes have it An eye-movement study into the processing of formulaic sequences

  title={The eyes have it An eye-movement study into the processing of formulaic sequences},
  author={Geoffrey M. Underwood and Norbert Schmitt and Adam J Galpin},
There is a consensus among applied linguistic scholars that the use of formulaic sequences contributes to fluent, well-formed, and appropriate language (e.g. Pawley and Syder, 1983; Nattinger and DeCarrico, 1992; Wray, 2002; Schmitt and Carter, this volume). The underlying belief is that preformulated sequences of language, which are stored in the mind as wholes, can be recognized and retrieved with a minimum amount of processing effort, which facilitates quick and accurate language use… CONTINUE READING
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