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By Trevor G. Fenell, Henriki Gelson

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S o rn ic o la su g g e s ts th a t m a n y s p o n t a n e o u s s p o k e n u tte r a n c e s a r e to b e a n a ly s e d , n o t a s c o h e re n tly o rg a n iz e d p ie c e s o f s y n ta x b u t a s r e s u ltin g f r o m th e ju x t a p o s i ti o n o f in f o r m a ­ tio n b lo c k s . in e ll (1 9 8 8 , p . 5 4 ) re a f­ firm s th e la c k o f c le a r - c u t s e n te n c e s in s p o k e n la n g u a g e a n d a d d s t h a t talk c o n s is ts o f p h r a s e s a n d c la u s e s lo o s e ly r e la te d to e a c h o t h e r a n d c o m b in in g in to s t r u c tu r e s less c le a r a n d h ie r a rc h ic a l t h a n th e s t r u c tu r e s d e a lt w ith in g r a m m a r b o o k s .

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