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Title: The Verb in Contemporary English
Edited By: Bas Aarts
Charles F. Meyer
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521026543
Description:

This collection of essays sheds new light on the verb in English. The
authors illustrate that verbs can only be properly understood if studied
from both a theoretical and descriptive perspective. In Part One, the
authors explore topics such as the terminological problems of
classification, verb complementation, the semantics and pragmatics of verbs
and verbal combinations, and the notions of tense, aspect, voice and
modality. In Part Two, computer corpora are used to study various types of
verb complements and collocations, to trace the development in English of
certain verb forms, and to detail the usage of verbs in different varieties
and genres of English.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Semantics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521026547
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Pages: 325
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