Frequency and the Emergence of Language Structure
John Benjamins, 2001
A mainstay of functional linguistics has been the claim that linguistic elements and patterns that are frequently used in discourse become conventionalized as grammar. This book addresses the two issues that are basic to this claim: first, the question of what types of ...
Berkeley Linguistics Conference (BLS) 13:139-157, 1987
That languages have" grammar," in the sense that they consist of structural units arrayed in patterns determined by grammatical rules, is generally taken for granted within both linguistics and the cognate discipline of psychology. The study of how these grammatical ...