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LINGUIST List 17.2089

Wed Jul 19 2006

Books: Pragmatics/Semantics/Syntax: Aarts, Meyer (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Joyce Reid, The Verb in Contemporary English: Aarts, Meyer (Eds)

Message 1: The Verb in Contemporary English: Aarts, Meyer (Eds)
Date: 14-Jul-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: The Verb in Contemporary English: Aarts, Meyer (Eds)

Title: The Verb in Contemporary English
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521026543

Editor: Bas Aarts, University College London
Editor: Charles F. Meyer
Paperback: ISBN: 0521026547 Pages: 325 Price: U.K. £ 26.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521026547 Pages: 325 Price: U.S. $ 48.00

This collection of essays sheds new light on the verb in English. The
authors illustrate that verbs can only be properly understood if studied
from both a theoretical and descriptive perspective. In Part One, the
authors explore topics such as the terminological problems of
classification, verb complementation, the semantics and pragmatics of verbs
and verbal combinations, and the notions of tense, aspect, voice and
modality. In Part Two, computer corpora are used to study various types of
verb complements and collocations, to trace the development in English of
certain verb forms, and to detail the usage of verbs in different varieties
and genres of English.

List of contributors;
1. Introduction: theoretical and descriptive approaches to the study of the
verb in English Bas Aarts and Charles F. Meyer;
Part I. Theoretical Approaches to the Study of the English Verb:
2. Grammatical relations in English Charles F. Meyer;
3. Competence without comp? Richard Hudson;
4. On the semantics of the object I. M. Schlesinger;
5. Secondary predicates in English Bas Aarts;
6. The English perfect as a secondary past tense Rodney Huddleston;
7.'How does this sentence interpret?' The semantics of English
mediopassives Andrew Rosta;
8. The expression of root and epistemic possibility in English Jennifer
Part II. Descriptive Approaches to the Study of the English Verb:
9. Find and want: a corpus-based case study in verb complementation Jan
Aarts and Flor Aarts;
10. Indeterminacy between noun phrases and adjective phrases as complements
of the English verb Geoffrey Leech and Lu Li;
11. Having a look at the expanded predicate John Algeo;
12. 'This scheme is badly needed': some aspects of verb-adverb collocations
Stig Johanssen;
13. That and zero complementisers in late modern English: exploring ARCHER
from 1650 1990 Edward Finegan and Douglas Biber;
14. Changing patterns of complementation, and concomitant
grammaticalisation, of the verb help in present-day British English
Christian Mair;
15. Verbs in public and private speaking Jan Svartvik and Olof Ekedahl;
16. Some remarks on comment clauses Anna-Brita Stenström;
Index of names;
Subject index.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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