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English Coordinate Constructions
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 225

English Coordinate Constructions

Drawing on extensive corpus-based research, this book explores the nature of coordinate constructions in three case studies, covering order in copulative compounds, binomials, and more complex phrases. The author uses empirical analyses to explore a wide range of factors and also offers readers a processing perspective on the results obtained.

Outside the Clause
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 450

Outside the Clause

This volume brings together a number of articles on the form and function of extra-clausal constituents, a group of linguistic elements which have puzzled linguists by defying analysis in terms of ordinary sentence grammar. Given their high frequency and communicative importance, these elements can, however, no longer be dismissed as a marginal linguistic phenomenon. In recent years this awareness has resulted not only in more systematic treatments of extra-clausal constituents, but has also highlighted the need to account for them in grammatical theory. Based on (mainly English) corpus data, the volume investigates the discourse-pragmatic, semantic, syntactic and phonological features of a range of extra-clausal constituents, including discourse markers, free adjuncts, left dislocands, insubordinate clauses and various kinds of adverbials. The individual chapters adopt a number of different perspectives, investigating the diachronic development of extra-clausal constituents, their multi-functionality and their use in bilingual settings, also addressing the question of how they can be incorporated into existing models of grammar.

Spontaneous Spoken English
  • Language: en

Spontaneous Spoken English

This book takes the reader on a journey through the structure of everyday spoken English, providing a fresh look at the relation between language and the mind.

Constructional Change in English
  • Language: en

Constructional Change in English

Martin Hilpert combines construction grammar and advanced corpus-based methodology into a new way of studying language change. Constructions are generalizations over remembered exemplars of language use. These exemplars are stored with all their formal and functional properties, yielding constructional generalizations that contain many parameters of variation. Over time, as patterns of language use are changing, the generalizations are changing with them. This book illustrates the workings of constructional change with three corpus-based studies that reveal patterns of change at several levels of linguistic structure, ranging from allomorphy to word formation and to syntax. Taken together, the results strongly motivate the use of construction grammar in research on diachronic language change. This new perspective has wide-ranging consequences for the way historical linguists think about language change. It will be of particular interest to linguists working on morpho-syntax, sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics.

Phonological Properties of Word Classes and Directionality in Conversion
  • Language: en

Phonological Properties of Word Classes and Directionality in Conversion

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017
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  • Publisher: Unknown

TitleAbstract/titleIn the study of the word-formation process of conversion, one particularly difficult task is to determine the directionality of the process, that is, to decide which word represents the base and which the derived word. One possibility to inform this decision that has received only limited attention is to capitalize on word-class-specific phonological properties. This paper empirically investigates this option for English noun-verb conversion by building on recent findings on phonological differences between these two word classes. A large-scale study of phonological properties is carried out on CELEX data, employing the quantitative techniques of conditional inference tree...

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

Captain Flinn is Puffin's favourite pirate. He has swashbuckled his way through THREE pirate dinosaur adventures and lived to tell the tale. But now he faces his toughest challenge yet. Captain T Rex and his pirate crew are smuggling sausages out of a secret cove and their favourites are CHILDREN CHIPOLATAS - gulp!

More Support for More-support
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 222

More Support for More-support

This book provides the most comprehensive account so far of novel and hitherto unexplained factors operative in the choice between synthetic ("prouder") and analytic ("more proud" ) comparatives. It argues that the underlying motivation in using the analytic variant is to mitigate processing demands a compensatory strategy referred to as "more" -support. The analytic variant is claimed to be better suited to environments of increased processing complexity presumably owing to its ability to facilitate early phrase structure recognition, the more transparent one-to-one relation between form and function and possibly because the degree marker "more" can serve as a structural signal foreshadowin...

Parentheticals
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 314

Parentheticals

This volume offers a unique collection of articles investigating the often neglected phenomenon of parentheticals, which are commonly seen as expressions interrupting the linear structure of a host utterance, but lacking a structural relation to it. The book provides an up-to-date introduction to the subject, as well as a range of research articles addressing questions including the syntactic link between parenthetical and frame utterance, the relation between syntactic and prosodic form, the usage and interpretation of parentheticals, and many more. It embraces research findings from different European languages (English, German, Dutch, Romance) and covers an array of forms of syntactic interpolations (from one-word parentheticals to clausal) and a range of methodologies, including empirical research, corpus research, and theoretical analyses. The collection underlines the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to a multi-faceted phenomenon such as parentheticals.

Arne Magnusson
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 69
... und mittags geh ich heim
  • Language: de
  • Pages: 224

... und mittags geh ich heim

Management-Buch des Jahres 2012 Ausgezeichnet von der Jury der führenden Online-Plattform Managementbuch.de. Führen ohne Anwesenheitspflicht Alles, was man an der Universität über Wirtschaft lernt – all das macht Detlef Lohmann nicht. Hierarchien? Abteilungen? Chefs, die Entscheidungen treffen? Damit hat der Unternehmenschef gehörig aufgeräumt – und hat die klassische Pyramide der Organisation auf den Kopf gestellt. Nach den Maßstäben der BWL kann dieses Unternehmen gar nicht existieren. Doch die Realität beweist das Gegenteil: Der Laden läuft nicht nur, er ist auch extrem erfolgreich, flexibel, robust. Lohmann hat herausgefunden: Wenn man die richtigen Strukturen schafft und die Mitarbeiter dann einfach machen lässt, müssen Führungskräfte nichts mehr tun. Sie haben jede Menge Zeit für das, was Führung eigentlich sein sollte. Und mittags? Gehen sie einfach heim ...