Variation in Non finite Constructions in English

Abstract The aim of this book is to examine instances of non-finite sentential ... of complementation and variation between complement patterns in English, ...

Variation in Non finite Constructions in English

Variation in Non finite Constructions in English

This book sheds new light on the nature of gerunds in English, utilizing data from very large electronic corpora in order to compare pairs of patterns viewed as constructions. It serves as a contribution to the study of complementation, an under-researched area of investigation which bridges observations at the intersection of lexico-grammar, syntax and semantics. As a result, the reader develops their understanding of the meaning and use of each pattern within the system of English predicate complementation as it has evolved in recent times. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of English linguistics, especially English grammar.

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Variation in Non-finite Constructions in English
Language: en
Pages: 145
Authors: Mark Kaunisto, Juhani Rudanko
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-29 - Publisher: Springer

This book sheds new light on the nature of gerunds in English, utilizing data from very large electronic corpora in order to compare pairs of patterns viewed as constructions. It serves as a contribution to the study of complementation, an under-researched area of investigation which bridges observations at the intersection
Variation in English and German Nominal Coreference
Language: en
Pages: 418
Authors: Kerstin Anna Kunz
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Peter Lang

The topic of this work is nominal coreference in English and German. Its focus is on coreference relations that establish textual coherence and continuity above the local level of the clause. The book shows how linguistic options for creating coreference in English and German can be interpreted against the background
Corpus-Based Studies on Non-Finite Complements in Recent English
Language: en
Pages: 108
Authors: Paul Rickman, Juhani Rudanko
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-02 - Publisher: Palgrave Pivot

This book showcases fresh research into the underexplored territory of complementation through a detailed analysis of gerunds and ‘to’ infinitives involving control in English. Drawing on large electronic corpora of recent English, it examines subject control in adjectival predicate constructions with ‘scared’, ‘terrified’ and ‘afraid’, moving on to a study
Contact, Variation, and Change in the History of English
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Simone E. Pfenninger, Olga Timofeeva, Anne-Christine Gardner, Alpo Honkapohja, Marianne Hundt, Daniel Schreier
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-11 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

The papers in this volume aim at facilitating exchange between three fields of inquiry that are of great importance in historical linguistics: language change, (socio)linguistic research on variation, and contact linguistics. Drawing on a range of recently-developed methodological innovations, such as methods for quantifying the linguistic variation (that is a
Corpus-Based Studies on Non-Finite Complements in Recent English
Language: en
Pages: 108
Authors: Paul Rickman, Juhani Rudanko
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-19 - Publisher: Springer

This book showcases fresh research into the underexplored territory of complementation through a detailed analysis of gerunds and ‘to’ infinitives involving control in English. Drawing on large electronic corpora of recent English, it examines subject control in adjectival predicate constructions with ‘scared’, ‘terrified’ and ‘afraid’, moving on to a study

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