Date: 12-Mar-2009 From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com> Subject: Main Processes of Thematization and Postponement in English: Martínez Lirola E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Main Processes of Thematization and Postponement in English
Series Title: Europäische Hochschulschriften. Reihe 21: Linguistik. Vol. 9055
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
Author: María Martínez Lirola
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039118076 Pages: 282 Price: U.S. $ 75.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039118076 Pages: 282 Price: U.K. £ 49.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039118076 Pages: 282 Price: Europe EURO 49.00 Comment: for Germany EURO 52.40, for Austria EURO 53.90 (incl. VAT)
The purpose of this book is to describe the main formal and functional characteristics of all the syntactic processes of thematization and postponement in English. It describes in detail the main aspects of cleft sentences, reversed-pseudo cleft sentences, topicalization, inversion, left-dislocation, passive, extraposition, existential sentences, pseudo-cleft sentences, postposition and right-dislocation.
The main aspects of use will be illustrated with examples from three novels written by the South African writer Alan Paton. The book is divided into three main chapters: the first one is a general introduction which explains some general concepts related to word order, to the corpus of examples and to Alan Paton, the author of the novels chosen as a corpus of examples; the second chapter is devoted to the syntactic processes of thematization in English and the third one to the syntactic processes of postponement.
Syntactic Processes of Thematization in English: Cleft sentence - Reversed pseudo-cleft sentence - Topicalization - Left-dislocation - Tough-movement - Syntactic Processes of Postposition in English: Passive - Extraposition - Existential sentence - Pseudo-cleft sentence - Postposition - Right-dislocation.