We Who Tweet: Pronominal Relative Clauses on Twitter
|Title||We Who Tweet: Pronominal Relative Clauses on Twitter|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Conrod, K., Tatman R., & Koncel-Kedziorski R.|
|Journal||Corpus Linguistics Fest 2016|
Pronominal relative clauses were previously reported to be unproductive in English, appearing only in Bible verses and proverbs. This corpus study of Twitter data shows that pronominal relative clauses are a productive part of contemporary English, and can be used in both literary and nonliterary registers.