Infinitives And Gerunds In Recent English: Studies On Non-finite Complements With Data From Large Corpora by Juhani RudankoInfinitives And Gerunds In Recent English: Studies On Non-finite Complements With Data From Large Corpora by Juhani Rudanko

Infinitives And Gerunds In Recent English: Studies On Non-finite Complements With Data From Large…

byJuhani Rudanko

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This book explores the grammar oftoinfinitives and gerundial-ingclauses, which is a central area at the interface of syntax and semantics, against the background of what has been called the Great Complement Shift. Over the course of six chapters, the author explores the semantic properties of constructions where the general spread of gerundial-ingclauses occurs at the expense oftoinfinitives. The author draws on large electronic corpora, ensuring that new perspectives are opened on the basis of authentic corpus evidence. He identifies trends of variation and change in the use of the two constructions and proposes The Choice Principle, an innovative perspective on the semantics oftoinfinitives and gerundial-ingcomplements. This book will be of interest to researchers and students working on English grammar or the recent history of English grammar.
Juhani Rudanko is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Tampere, Finland. Previous books include Complementation and Case Grammar(1989), Prepositions and Complement Clauses(1996),  Changes in Complementation(2011) and Linking Form and Meaning(2015). 
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Title:Infinitives And Gerunds In Recent English: Studies On Non-finite Complements With Data From Large…Format:HardcoverDimensions:88 pagesPublished:November 10, 2016Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

- Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Non-Finite Complements of the VerbConsentin Current American and British English
.- Chapter 3: Non-finite Complements of the AdjectiveSubjectin Recent American English.- Chapter 4: The Semantics oftoInfinitives andof -ingComplements: a Case Study on the Adjective Ashamed.- Chapter 5: Lexico-Grammatical Creativity in American Soap Operas: a Case Study of Transitiveinto -ingPattern.- Chapter 6: Concluding Observations.