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

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

by J. Rudanko
     
 

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The book shows how the system of English predicate complementation has been undergoing an amazing amount of variation and change in recent centuries, and identifies explanatory principles to account for this change and variation, with evidence from large electronic corpora of both British and American English.

Overview

The book shows how the system of English predicate complementation has been undergoing an amazing amount of variation and change in recent centuries, and identifies explanatory principles to account for this change and variation, with evidence from large electronic corpora of both British and American English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230537330
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
05/24/2011
Series:
Palgrave Studies in Language History and Language Change Series
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

JUHANI RUDANKO is Professor of English at the University of Tampere, Finland.

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