Grammaticalization and English Complex Prepositions: A Corpus-based Study

Grammaticalization and English Complex Prepositions: A Corpus-based Study

by Sebastian Hoffmann
     
 

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What is a grammatical unit? How does grammatical structure evolve? How can we best investigate the mental representation of grammar? What is the connection between language use and language structure? This book aims to help answer such questions by presenting a detailed analysis of English complex prepositions (e.g. in spite of or with respect to) on the basis of

Overview

What is a grammatical unit? How does grammatical structure evolve? How can we best investigate the mental representation of grammar? What is the connection between language use and language structure? This book aims to help answer such questions by presenting a detailed analysis of English complex prepositions (e.g. in spite of or with respect to) on the basis of large amounts of authentic language data dating from the Middle Ages until today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134237265
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/11/2007
Series:
Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Sebastian Hoffmann is Lecturer in Linguistics at Zurich University, Switzerland.

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