ERIC Number: EJ281197
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
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Sports Announcer Talk: Syntactic Aspects of Register Variation.
Ferguson, Charles A.
Language in Society, v12 n2 p153-72 Jun 1983
The language of sportscasting is analyzed in terms of register variation, first by locating the register by successive approximations to a characterization of occasions of use, then by identifying syntactic characteristics: simplification, inversions, heavy modifiers, result expressions, and routines. Sports announcer talk is described as a promising topic for comparative, historical, and acquisitional studies. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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