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Title: Complex Sentences in Grammar and Discourse
Subtitle: Essays in honor of Sandra A. Thompson
Written By: Joan L. Bybee
Michael Noonan
Description:

The papers in this volume in honor of Sandra Annear Thompson deal with complex sentences, an important topic in Thompson’s career. The focus of the contributions is on the ways in which the grammatical properties of complex sentences are shaped by the communicative context in which they are produced, an approach to grammatical analysis that Thompson pioneered and developed in the course of her distinguished career.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Joan L. Bybee and Michael Noonan vii-viii
Main clauses are innovative, subordinate clauses are conservative: Consequences for the nature of constructions
Joan L. Bybee 1-17
Participles in Tsez: An emergent word class?
Bernard Comrie 19-30
Mini-grammars of some time-when expressions in English
Charles J. Fillmore 31-59
Denial and the construction of conversational turns
Cecilia E. Ford 61-78
On the embodied nature of grammar: Embodied being-in-the-world
Barbara A. Fox 79-99
The symmetry of counterfactuals
John Haiman and Tania A. Kuteva 101-124
Note on the grammar of Turkish nominalizations
Pelin Engin Hennesy and T. Givón 125-144
Hendiadys and auxiliation in English
Paul J. Hopper 145-173 ”Sentence” in spontaneous spoken Japanese discourse
Shoichi Iwasaki and Tsuyoshi Ono 175-202
Some issues concerning the origin of language
Charles N. Li 203-221
Are subordinate clauses more difficult?
Carol Lord 223-233
Combining clauses into clause complexes: A multi-faceted view
Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen 235-319
Overwrought utterances: “Complex sentences” in a different sense
Emanuel A. Schegloff 321-336
Publications by Sandra A. Thompson 337-345
Name index 351-355
Subject index 357-363

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Functional & Systemic Ling
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