David Tizón-Couto

David Tizón-Couto
University of Vigo | UVIGO · Department of English, French and German Philology

About

16
Publications
2,855
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
44
Citations
Citations since 2017
9 Research Items
34 Citations
201720182019202020212022202302468
201720182019202020212022202302468
201720182019202020212022202302468
201720182019202020212022202302468
Introduction
David Tizón-Couto works at the Department of English, French and German, University of Vigo. He does research in Corpus Linguistics with a focus on Cognitive Grammar.

Publications

Publications (16)
Article
Full-text available
This multifactorial study reviews the determinants of particle alternation after uninflected try in varieties where English is native. The effects of a number of previously discussed and novel predictors are probed in data from well-known corpora. The results confirm the inclinations of North American varieties ( try to ) in contrast with those of...
Article
Full-text available
Following the quantitative turn in linguistics, the field appears to be in a methodological “wild west” state where much is possible and new frontiers are being explored, but there is relatively little guidance in terms of firm rules or conventions. In this article, we focus on the issue of variable selection in regression modeling. It is common to...
Chapter
Full-text available
We review reduction and contraction in modalizing expressions of the type V-to-Vinf from the perspective of production, perception and mental representation. A corpus study of spoken American English shows reduction/contraction as a continuous process which is subject to phonological and communicative constraints. Generally, reduction (articulatory...
Article
Holger Diessel, The grammar network: How linguistic structure is shaped by language use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. Pp. xvii + 289. ISBN 9781108671040. - David Tizón-Couto
Article
Full-text available
Frequently used linguistic structures become entrenched in memory; this is often assumed to make their consecutive parts more predictable, as well as fuse them into a single unit (chunking). High frequency moreover leads to a propensity for phonetic reduction. We present a word recognition experiment which tests how frequency information (string fr...
Article
Full-text available
This paper explores the potential of corpus data to account for language users' mental representations of a high frequency item that is prone to phonetic reduction. It presents an analysis of the realizations of semi-modal have to in spoken American English, which is a candidate for to-contraction (viz. wanna, gotta) but has no clearly established...
Chapter
This paper investigates the diachronic development of strings that include both a left-dislocated constituent and a coreferring resumptive in the subsequent clause, thus resembling the reportedly speech-like and informal contemporary Left Dislocation construction. The data is analyzed according to a range of factors relating to the inner configurat...
Article
Full-text available
This study deals with the complexity of left-dislocated [LDed] noun phrases in the Modern English period (1500–1914). The purpose is twofold: to estimate the effects of a number of theoretically relevant predictors on complexity, operationalized as word-length, and to explore whether shorter LDed NPs, which are characteristic of contemporary spoken...
Article
Full-text available
This paper addresses the issue of coalescence of frequent collocations and its consequences for their realization and mental representation. The items examined are ‘semi-modal’ instantiations of the type V-to-Vinf, namely have to, used to, trying to and need to, in American English. We explore and compare their realization variants in speech, consi...
Article
Full-text available
This paper investigates sequences featuring a coreferential link between a left-detached constituent and a resumptive in the following main clause [‘LDet-sequences’]. Their syntactic, semantic and textual behaviour is investigated in historically recent texts (since Modern English) where such detachments are not generally expected to replicate the...
Book
https://www.peterlang.com/view/product/45370?tab=toc&result=1&rskey=Adsegp
Article
Full-text available
As part of a major project on the syntactic organisation of written discourse in the recent history of the English language, this paper tackles the distribution of sentences comprising left-dislocated constituents in a corpus of texts from late Middle English onwards. Once the phenomenon of left dislocation has been properly defined, this investiga...

Network

Cited By