LINGUIST List 25.5169

Thu Dec 18 2014

Books: Corpus Interrogation and Grammatical Patterns: Davidse, Gentens, Ghesquière, Vandelanotte (eds.)

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Date: 04-Dec-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Corpus Interrogation and Grammatical Patterns: Davidse, Gentens, Ghesquière, Vandelanotte (eds.)
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Title: Corpus Interrogation and Grammatical Patterns
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 63
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/scl.63

Editor: Kristin Davidse
Editor: Caroline Gentens
Editor: Lobke Ghesquière
Editor: Lieven Vandelanotte
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027269744 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027269744 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027269744 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027203717 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027203717 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027203717 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

The studies in this volume approach English grammatical patterns in novel ways by interrogating corpora, focusing on patterns in the verb phrase (tense, aspect and modality), the noun phrase (intensification and focus marking), complementation structures and clause combining. Some studies interrogate historical corpora to reconstruct the diachronic development of patterns such as light verb constructions, verb-particle combinations, the 'be a-verbing' progressive and absolute constructions. Other studies analyse synchronic datasets to typify the functions in discourse of, amongst others, tag questions and it-clefts, or to elucidate some long-standing problems in the syntactic analysis of verbal or adjectival complementation patterns, thanks to the empirical detail only corpora can provide. The volume documents the practices that have been developed to guarantee optimal representativeness of corpus data, to formulate definitions of patterns that can be operationalized in extractions, and to build dimensions of variation such as text type and register into rich grammatical descriptions.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Syntax
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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