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Books: Subordination in English: Seoane, Acuña-Fariña, Palacios-Martínez (eds.)

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Date: 10-Sep-2018
From: Pablo Dominguez Andersen <>
Subject: Subordination in English: Seoane, Acuña-Fariña, Palacios-Martínez (eds.)
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Title: Subordination in English
Subtitle: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives
Series Title: Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL]
Published: 2018
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Elena Seoane
Editor: Carlos Acuña-Fariña
Editor: Ignacio Palacios-Martínez
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110581034 Pages: 311 Price: U.S. $ 137.99

This book provides a collection of articles on subordination in English framed from both a synchronic and a diachronic perspective. It covers ample areas of the history of the major subordinated structures of English and their recent development in various native and non-native varieties. Most contributions are based on large electronic databases and corpora of written and spoken texts. The book focuses on the continuum that links subordinated and coordinated structures in a fluid way, shows their permanent state of flux, and sheds light on the whole system's dynamic essence by discussing a large number of explanatory principles at work in shaping it. Many of these are well-known from the grammaticalization and the Construction Grammar theories, such as the concepts of attractor, multi-sourcing, inheritance, categorial incursion, metaphorization or exaptation. This volume represents the latest trends in the field by some of its most prestigious specialists.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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