By Geoffrey J. Turner,Bernard A. Mohan

This publication provides a framework for the linguistic research of speech and a working laptop or computer application to technique the result of this research. The version of description for the linguistic research is that referred to as ‘scale-and-category’ grammar. it really is relatively fitted to a learn of ways humans use their language, and particularly for a sociologically-oriented learn of linguistic behaviour. by way of incorporating an idea of ‘delicacy’, it permits the investigator to alter, in keeping with his specific pursuits, the volume of element he enters into at quite a few issues within the description. the current authors have made use of this facility and speak about the precise pursuits, sociological and mental, that stimulated their number of detail.


The laptop software analyzes the grammatical constructions written in a linear notation. A moment model has been written which permits effortless amendment to address various grammatical schemes, and this system has program to the processing of the research of sequential behaviour regularly, specially the place there are complicated kin among the devices analyzed.

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