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TitleVariation in Non-finite Constructions in English [electronic resource] : Trends Affecting Infinitives and Gerunds / by Mark Kaunisto, Juhani Rudanko
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Pivot, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
Connect tohttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19044-6
Descript XIV, 145 p. 7 illus. in color. online resource

SUMMARY

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. Mark Kaunisto is a Senior Lecturer at Tampere University, Finland. His work includes corpus-based studies on morphological rivalry, word-formation, neologisms, and usage guidebooks. Juhani Rudanko is Professor Emeritus at Tampere University, Finland. His latest work focuses on the evolution of predicate complementation in recent English and the application of linguistic pragmatics to the analysis of political debates in the early American Republic


CONTENT

Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Variation between Sentential Complements: the Case of Work at -ing and Work on -ing -- Chapter 3: Semantic Roles and Complement Selection: a Case Study on the Matrix Adjective Frightened -- Chapter 4: Emergence of Covert Noun Phrase Objects: the Case of Advise against -ing -- Chapter 5: Exceptions to Bach’s Generalization in Inner and Outer Core Varieties of English: the Case of Warn against -ing -- Chapter 6: New Light on -Ing Complements of Prevent, with Recent Data from Large Corpora -- Chapter 7: Conclusion.


Grammar Comparative and general Corpora (Linguistics) Linguistic change Linguistics—Methodology Grammar. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/N24000 Corpus Linguistics. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/N59000 Language Change. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/N62000 Syntax. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/N45000 Research Methods in Language and Linguistics. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/N70000



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