ISBN-10:
0521886732
ISBN-13:
9780521886734
Pub. Date:
12/31/2008
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
The Comment Clause in English: Syntactic Origins and Pragmatic Development

The Comment Clause in English: Syntactic Origins and Pragmatic Development

by Laurel J. Brinton

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ISBN-13: 9780521886734
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2008
Series: Studies in English Language Series
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Laurel J. Brinton is Professor of English Language at the University of British Columbia.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: comment clauses, parentheticals, and pragmatic markers; 2. Semantic and syntactic development of pragmatic markers; 3. Processes of change; 4. Comment clauses with say; 5. I mean; 6. Comment clauses with see; 7. If you will and as it were; 8. Comment clauses with look; 9. What's more and what else; 10. Epistemic/evidential parentheticals - I gather and I find; 11. Concluding remarks.

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