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Query Subject:   Bibliography of free adjuncts
Author:   Carla Bouzada-Jabois
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics

Query:   Hello,

I am working on free adjuncts and I would like to have some information on works dealing with that construction mainly in the Present-day English period (information on earlier periods would be appreciated as well).

I have been reading Stump (1985), Kortmann (1991, 1995), Haspelmath & König (1995), Río-Rey (2002) among others, but I would like to have access to some other works as well in order to complete my reference list.

Together with free adjuncts, I would value information on absolute constructions and any other construction that could be of interest for a study on this topic.

Thank you so much in advance,

LL Issue: 24.3618
Date posted: 16-Sep-2013


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