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The Resource Infinitives and Gerunds in Recent English : Studies on Non-Finite Complements with Data from Large Corpora, by Juhani Rudanko, (electronic resource)

Infinitives and Gerunds in Recent English : Studies on Non-Finite Complements with Data from Large Corpora, by Juhani Rudanko, (electronic resource)

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Infinitives and Gerunds in Recent English : Studies on Non-Finite Complements with Data from Large Corpora
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Infinitives and Gerunds in Recent English
Title remainder
Studies on Non-Finite Complements with Data from Large Corpora
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by Juhani Rudanko
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Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the grammar of to infinitives and gerundial -ing clauses, which is a central area at the interface of syntax and semantics, against the background of what has been called the Great Complement Shift. Over the course of six chapters, the author explores the semantic properties of constructions where the general spread of gerundial -ing clauses occurs at the expense of to infinitives. The author draws on large electronic corpora, ensuring that new perspectives are opened on the basis of authentic corpus evidence. He identifies trends of variation and change in the use of the two constructions and proposes The Choice Principle, an innovative perspective on the semantics of to infinitives and gerundial -ing complements. This book will be of interest to researchers and students working on English grammar or the recent history of English grammar. Juhani Rudanko is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Tampere, Finland. Previous books include Complementation and Case Grammar (1989), Prepositions and Complement Clauses (1996), Changes in Complementation(2011) and Linking Form and Meaning (2015).--
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  • Linguistics
  • Grammar
  • Semantics
  • Syntax
  • English language
  • Corpora (Linguistics)
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Infinitives and Gerunds in Recent English : Studies on Non-Finite Complements with Data from Large Corpora, by Juhani Rudanko, (electronic resource)
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Contents
- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Non-Finite Complements of the Verb Consent in Current American and British English -- Chapter 3: Non-finite Complements of the Adjective Subject in Recent American English -- Chapter 4: The Semantics of to Infinitives and of -ing Complements: a Case Study on the Adjective Ashamed -- Chapter 5: Lexico-Grammatical Creativity in American Soap Operas: a Case Study of Transitive into -ing Pattern -- Chapter 6: Concluding Observations
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1 online resource (XI, 88 pages)
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319463131
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10.1007/978-3-319-46313-1
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(OCoLC)962018341
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Infinitives and Gerunds in Recent English : Studies on Non-Finite Complements with Data from Large Corpora, by Juhani Rudanko, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46313-1
Publication
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mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Non-Finite Complements of the Verb Consent in Current American and British English -- Chapter 3: Non-finite Complements of the Adjective Subject in Recent American English -- Chapter 4: The Semantics of to Infinitives and of -ing Complements: a Case Study on the Adjective Ashamed -- Chapter 5: Lexico-Grammatical Creativity in American Soap Operas: a Case Study of Transitive into -ing Pattern -- Chapter 6: Concluding Observations
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978-3-319-46313-1
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 88 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319463131
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-46313-1
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absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962018341

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