We Who Tweet: Pronominal Relative Clauses on Twitter

TitleWe Who Tweet: Pronominal Relative Clauses on Twitter
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsConrod, K., Tatman R., & Koncel-Kedziorski R.
JournalCorpus Linguistics Fest 2016
Keywordsmicroblogging
Abstract

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.