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Title: Full-verb Inversion in Written and Spoken English
Written By: Carlos Prado-Alonso
Series Title: Linguistic Insights - Volume 127
Description:

This book presents a comprehensive corpus-based analysis of full-verb
inversion in present-day English. The author examines the distribution and
pragmatic functions of full-verb inversion in different fictional and non-fictional
text styles as well as in the spoken language. Surprisingly enough, inversion
in oral communication has not yet received the attention it deserves, since
most work on the topic has been restricted to the written language. It has
often been claimed that full-verb inversion occurs mainly in written discourse,
but these claims have not yet been backed up by a detailed corpus-based
analysis. This book provides a more conclusive picture of the distribution of
full inversion in speech and writing and analyses the distinct pragmatic
functions that the construction serves in these two modes of communication.

Contents: English Linguistics - English Language Research - Corpus
Linguistics - Pragmatics - Discourse Analysis - Word-order.

Carlos Prado-Alonso is a member of the research project Variation, Linguistic
Change and Grammaticalization based in the Department of English and
German of the University of Santiago de Compostela. He works as a full-time
researcher on a three-year postdoctoral grant from the Autonomous
Government of Galicia.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034305358
Pages: 261
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