The Verb Phrase in English: Investigating Recent Language Change with Corpora

The Verb Phrase in English: Investigating Recent Language Change with Corpora

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The Verb Phrase in English: Investigating Recent Language Change with Corpora by Bas Aarts

The chapters in this volume feature new and groundbreaking research carried out by leading scholars and promising young researchers from around the world on recent changes in the English verb phrase. Drawing on authentic corpus data, the papers consider both spoken and written English in several genres. Each contribution pays particular attention to the methodologies used for investigating short-term patterns of change in English, with detailed discussions of controversies in this area. This cutting-edge collection is essential reading for historians of the English language, syntacticians and corpus linguists.

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ISBN-13: 9781107016354
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2013
Series: Studies in English Language Series
Pages: 470
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Bas Aarts is Professor of English Linguistics and Director of the Survey of English Usage at University College London.

Joanne Close is Lecturer in English Language in the English Department at the University of Chester.

Geoffrey Leech is Professor Emeritus of English Linguistics at Lancaster University.

Sean Wallis is a Senior Research Fellow in the Survey of English Usage at University College London.

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