Apposition In Contemporary English by Charles F. MeyerApposition In Contemporary English by Charles F. Meyer

Apposition In Contemporary English

byCharles F. Meyer

Paperback | February 12, 2007

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Apposition in Contemporary English is the first full-length treatment of apposition. It provides detailed discussion of its linguistic characteristics and of its usage in various kinds of speech and writing, derived from the data of British and American computer corpora. Charles Meyer demonstrates the inadequacies of previous studies and argues that apposition is a grammatical relation realized by constructions having particular syntactic, semantic and pragmatic characteristics, of which certain are dominant. The language of press reportage, fiction, learned writing and spontaneous conversation is analyzed.
Title:Apposition In Contemporary EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:February 12, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521033136

ISBN - 13:9780521033138

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Table of Contents

List of figures; Preface; 1. Apposition as a grammatical relation; 2. The syntax of apposition; 3. The semantics of apposition; 4. The pragmatics of apposition; 5. Apposition in the grammar of English; Appendices; Notes; References; Index.

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"...the study provides a meticulous documentation of subtypes of apposition, and the corpus-based approach allows for the study of variation..." Language