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The Resource The function and use of TO and OF in multi-word units, Michael Pace-Sigge, University of Eastern Finland

The function and use of TO and OF in multi-word units, Michael Pace-Sigge, University of Eastern Finland

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The function and use of TO and OF in multi-word units
Title
The function and use of TO and OF in multi-word units
Statement of responsibility
Michael Pace-Sigge, University of Eastern Finland
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The highly frequent word items TO and OF are often conceived merely as prepositions, carrying little meaning in themselves. This book disputes that notion by analysing the usage patterns found for OF and TO in different sets of text corpora. Looking at historical roots and earlier corpus linguistic research, this study demonstrates that both OF and TO have clear semantic and pragmatic functions. The book analyses corpora from three types of text: spoken, semi-prepared spoken such as speeches, and written fiction to explore how the two words are used in English overall and what genre-specific characteristics stand out"--
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1970-
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Pace-Sigge, Michael
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Functional discourse grammar
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The function and use of TO and OF in multi-word units, Michael Pace-Sigge, University of Eastern Finland
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Publication
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Background -- 3. OF and TO Usage in Fiction. -- 4. OF and TO in Semi-prepared Speech -- 5. Usage in Spoken Texts -- 6. Usage patterns for OF and TO in British English -- 7. Implications for the Teaching of English -- 8. Conclusion
Control code
ocn909320825
Dimensions
22cm
Extent
xv, 171 p.
Isbn
9781137470300
Lccn
2015018333
Label
The function and use of TO and OF in multi-word units, Michael Pace-Sigge, University of Eastern Finland
Publication
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Background -- 3. OF and TO Usage in Fiction. -- 4. OF and TO in Semi-prepared Speech -- 5. Usage in Spoken Texts -- 6. Usage patterns for OF and TO in British English -- 7. Implications for the Teaching of English -- 8. Conclusion
Control code
ocn909320825
Dimensions
22cm
Extent
xv, 171 p.
Isbn
9781137470300
Lccn
2015018333

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