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ERIC Number: EJ139532
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Publication Date: 1976
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Is Sybil There? The Structure of Some American English Directives
Ervin-Tripp, Susan
Language in Society, 5, 1, 25-66, Apr 76
The variety of syntactic forms for expression of directives is commented on. Data has been collected investigating the empirical distribution of formal variants across social features and predictability of the form of a directive if social features of its context are known. (Author/RM)
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