Changes in Complementation in British and American English: Corpus-Based Studies on Non-Finite Complements in Recent English [NOOK Book]

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This book is for teachers and students of English, native and non-native, and all those who take an interest in change and variation in the language. The core grammar of the language has been undergoing major changes in recent times, sometimes summed up under the label of the Great Complement Shift, and this book provides fresh perspectives on major aspects of the Shift.
 
The author documents changes and innovative trends in recent ...
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Changes in Complementation in British and American English: Corpus-Based Studies on Non-Finite Complements in Recent English

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Overview

This book is for teachers and students of English, native and non-native, and all those who take an interest in change and variation in the language. The core grammar of the language has been undergoing major changes in recent times, sometimes summed up under the label of the Great Complement Shift, and this book provides fresh perspectives on major aspects of the Shift.
 
The author documents changes and innovative trends in recent English grammar, taking both British and American English into account, drawing on a unique combination of large electronic corpora, including the Bank of English Corpus, the TIME Corpus, and the BNC. He adopts the method of in-depth case studies of core patterns in the language, with a focus on infinitive and –ing clauses, and the analysis of the patterns as constructions, combining a form with a meaning, provides fresh insights into the explanatory principles to account for change and variation in recent British and American English.
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JUHANI RUDANKO Professor of English at the University of Tampere, Finland. His recent work has focused on the system of English predicate complementation in recent centuries, and on the pragmatic analysis of political discourse in the early American Republic.
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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
On a Class of Resultatives in Recent English
Innovative Resultatives in British and American English
Emergent Alternation in Complement Selection: The Spread of the Transitive into -ing Construction to Verbs of Unflavored Causation
Tracking and Explaining the Transitive out of –ing Pattern in Recent and Current English
Watching English Grammar Change: Variation and Change in the Grammar of Accustomed
On Sentential Complements of Object, with Evidence from the Old Bailey Corpus
Complements of Commit: Variation in the Grammar of an Innovative Verb
Concluding Observations
Notes
References

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