This book shows that over forty years of psychological laboratory-based research support the claims of the Lexical Priming Theory. It examines how Lexical Priming applies to the use of spoken English as the book provides evidence that Lexical Priming is found in everyday spoken conversations.
Michael Pace-Sigge is Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities at the University of Eastern Finland. He was previously a Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, UK. Michael's research interests include Corpus Linguistics, Lexical Priming, the Merseyside/Liverpool English (Scouse) accent, Phonetics, Sociolinguistics and Spoken English use.
1. Introduction 2. Lexical Priming: The Theoretical Backbone 3. Testing the Theory through Spoken-Corpus Evidence 4. Spoken Differs from Written - The Case of Yes and Yeah 5. Referring to Oneself and Others in Sco and Bnc/C 6. Intensifiers and Discourse Particles in their Use in Casual Speech 7. The Uses of Just and Like 8. The Most Frequent Clusters Found in Casually Spoken English Corpora 9. Conclusions Bibliography