Linking form and meaning : studies on selected control patterns in recent English / Juhani Rudanko
- Rudanko, Martti Juhani
- Additional Titles:
- Studies on selected control patterns in recent English
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
- Physical Description:
- ix, 110 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.
- Palgrave pivot
- 1. Introduction -- 2. Tracking a Change over Five Decades: to Infinitive and to -ing Complements of Accustomed in American Fiction from the 1910s to the 1950s -- 3. A New Angle on Infinitival and of -ing Complements of Afraid, with Evidence from the TIME Corpus -- 4. Additional Data on Non-Finite Complements of Afraid -- 5. On the Semantics of Object Control in English, with Evidence from the Corpus of Contemporary American English -- 6. The Transitive into -ing Pattern as a Caused Motion Construction: the Case of Force -- 7. Exploring the Creative Potential of the Transitive into -ing Pattern -- 8. On a Class of Exceptions to Bach's Generalization -- 9. Concluding Observations.
- The use of large electronic corpora has revealed that the system of English predicate complementation has recently been undergoing major changes, these changes are referred to as the Great Complement Shift. This book documents such changes 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.
- 9781137509482 Hardback
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-108) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Barefoot Families Libraries Endowment; 2014
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