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Title: Non-finite Complementation
Subtitle: A usage-based study of infinitive and -ing clauses in English
Written By: Thomas Egan
URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=LC+65
Series Title: Language and Computers 65
Description:

This book presents a comprehensive guide to the way speakers of British
English use infinitive and –ing clauses as verbal complements. It
contains details of the non-finite complementation patterns of over 300
matrix verbs, with a particular emphasis on verbs that occur with more than
one type of non-finite complement. Drawing upon data from the British
National Corpus, the author shows that some of the views which are to be
found in the existing literature on these sorts of clauses are in conflict
with the evidence of actual usage. He also shows that there is actually
much more regularity in this area than has often been taken to be the case.
Moreover, this regularity is shown to be motivated by cognitive-functional
factors. An appendix contains details of the relative frequency of all of
the constructions dealt with in the study, together with an example of each
of them. The book is of interest to language teachers as well as linguists,
both theoretical and applied.

Contents
Acknowledgements
Preface
I: The purpose and scope of the study
II: Classification of the constructions
III: Earlier Studies
IV: Complement Types and Complementisers
V: Constructions in contrast: Same-time constructions
VI: Constructions in contrast: Forward-looking constructions
VII: Constructions in contrast: Backward-looking constructions
VIII: Summary and Conclusions
References
Appendices
Index

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9042023597
ISBN-13: 9789042023598
Pages: 443
Prices: Europe EURO 87.00