Date: 13-Jul-2005 From: Lauren McGraw <Lauren.McGrawtaylorandfrancis.com> Subject: Grammaticalization and English Complex Prepositions: Hoffmann
Title: Grammaticalization and English Complex Prepositions
Subtitle: A Corpus-Based Study
Series Title: Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Author: Sebastian Hoffmann, University of Zurich
Hardback: ISBN: 0415360498 Pages: 192 Price: U.S. $ 125.00
What is a grammatical unit? How does grammatical structure evolve? How can we best investigate the mental representation of grammar? What is the connection between language use and language structure? This book aims to help answer such questions by presenting a detailed analysis of English complex prepositions (e.g. in spite of or with respect to) on the basis of large amounts of authentic language data dating from the Middle Ages until today.