Changes in Complementation in British and American English: Corpus-Based Studies on Non-Finite…

Hardcover | May 15, 2011

byJuhani Rudanko

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Arguing that a corpus-based approach is indispensable for the study of changes of complementation in British and American English, the author examines several central patterns of sentential complementation in a number of electronic corpora to shed light on the emergence and spread of innovative constructions in relatively recent English.

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Arguing that a corpus-based approach is indispensable for the study of changes of complementation in British and American English, the author examines several central patterns of sentential complementation in a number of electronic corpora to shed light on the emergence and spread of innovative constructions in relatively recent Englis...

JUHANI RUDANKO is Professor of English at the University of Tampere, Finland.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.97 × 5.7 × 0.84 inPublished:May 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230537332

ISBN - 13:9780230537330

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Innovative Resultatives and the Perspective of Construction Grammar * Emergent Alternation in Complement Selection: The Spread of the Transitive into -ing Pattern to Unflavored * Verbs of Causation * Innovative Uses of the Transitive out of -ing Pattern in Different Text Types * Watching English Grammar Change: Sentential Complements of the Adjective Accustomed * Complements of Consent * Change Completed: Sentential Complements of the Verb Object * Sentential Complements of the Intrasitive Verb Commit * Conclusion * References * Index