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The Resource Changes in complementation in British and American English : Corpus-based studies on non-finite complements in recent English, Juhani Rudanko, (electronic book ;)

Changes in complementation in British and American English : Corpus-based studies on non-finite complements in recent English, Juhani Rudanko, (electronic book ;)

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Changes in complementation in British and American English : Corpus-based studies on non-finite complements in recent English
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Changes in complementation in British and American English
Title remainder
Corpus-based studies on non-finite complements in recent English
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Juhani Rudanko
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Language
eng
Summary
The book shows how the system of English predicate complementation has been undergoing an amazing amount of variation and change in recent centuries, and identifies explanatory principles to account for this change and variation, with evidence from large electronic corpora of both British and American English.
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Rudanko, Juhani
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425
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non fiction
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Corpora (Linguistics)
  • Computational linguistics
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This book is for teachers and students of English, native and non-native, and all those who take an interest in change and variation in the language. The core grammar of the language has been undergoing major changes in recent times, sometimes summed up under the label of the Great Complement Shift, and this book provides fresh perspectives on major aspects of the Shift. The author documents changes and innovative trends in recent English grammar, taking both British and American English into account, drawing on a unique combination of large electronic corpora, including the Bank of English Corpus, the TIME Corpus, and the BNC. He adopts the method of in-depth case studies of core patterns in the language, with a focus on infinitive and --ing clauses, and the analysis of the patterns as constructions, combining a form with a meaning, provides fresh insights into the explanatory principles to account for change and variation in recent British and American English
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Changes in complementation in British and American English : Corpus-based studies on non-finite complements in recent English, Juhani Rudanko, (electronic book ;)
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Contents
List of Tables Acknowledgements Introduction On a Class of Resultatives in Recent English Innovative Resultatives in British and American English Emergent Alternation in Complement Selection: The Spread of the Transitive into -ing Construction to Verbs of Unflavored Causation Tracking and Explaining the Transitive out of --ing Pattern in Recent and Current English Watching English Grammar Change: Variation and Change in the Grammar of Accustomed On Sentential Complements of Object, with Evidence from the Old Bailey Corpus Complements of Commit: Variation in the Grammar of an Innovative Verb Concluding Observations Notes References
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9780230305199
Extent
224 p.
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electronic
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230537330
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58 58.
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PDF.
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Changes in complementation in British and American English : Corpus-based studies on non-finite complements in recent English, Juhani Rudanko, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Contents
List of Tables Acknowledgements Introduction On a Class of Resultatives in Recent English Innovative Resultatives in British and American English Emergent Alternation in Complement Selection: The Spread of the Transitive into -ing Construction to Verbs of Unflavored Causation Tracking and Explaining the Transitive out of --ing Pattern in Recent and Current English Watching English Grammar Change: Variation and Change in the Grammar of Accustomed On Sentential Complements of Object, with Evidence from the Old Bailey Corpus Complements of Commit: Variation in the Grammar of an Innovative Verb Concluding Observations Notes References
Control code
9780230305199
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230537330
Other physical details
58 58.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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