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ERIC Number: ED060730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb-28
Pages: 30
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Register Constraints on the Choice of the English Verb.
Chiu, Rosaline K.
The study of registers in language is the study of language as it varies according to "use." The situation in which language is used imposes certain constraints on the structure and lexical ingredients of the language. In this report, the author investigates the use of verbs in two different registers in English. The frequency of verbs in both their purely lexical and structural occurrences is measured, and the findings are reported. The statistical differences in usage carry implications for language instruction. An awareness of the relative frequency or infrequency of occurrences of specific teaching points might guide teachers in their practical work. (VM)
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Note: Speech presented at the Sixth Annual TESOL Convention, Washington, D. C., February 28, 1972