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Tue Jun 02 2015

Books: Linking Form and Meaning: Rudanko

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Subject: Linking Form and Meaning: Rudanko
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Title: Linking Form and Meaning
Subtitle: Studies on Selected Control Patterns in Recent English
Published: 2015
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Author: Juhani Rudanko
Hardback: ISBN: 9781137509482 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 45.00

The use of large electronic corpora has revealed that the system of English predicate complementation has recently been undergoing major changes, referred to as the Great Complement Shift. This book documents these changes and and innovative trends in recent English. The author draws on large electronic corpora to focus on the semantic properties of core patterns involving infinitival and -ing clauses. In-depth case studies of such patterns presented here uncover new links between form and meaning in these constructions, offering fresh insights into explanatory principles to account for variation and change in the system of English predicate complementation.

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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