Bad Times and Good Times: Lexical Variation over Time in Robbie Walters’ Speech

  • Margaret Maclagan
  • Peyton Mason


In June 2000, Robbie Walters was talking to B who had visited him regularly for the last six months. She used one of her usual conversational gambits. Mr. Walters’ reply summarizes what we discovered when we analyzed his speech:

B: What’s new?

R: Not-not anything really I’m tryin’… I have some bad times and good times I think.


Word Class Cohesion Analysis Lexical Variation Conversational Partner Conversational Speech 
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  • Peyton Mason

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