Corpus Interrogation and Grammatical Patterns

| University of Leuven
| University of Leuven
| University of Leuven
| University of Namur/University of Leuven
| University of Leuven
ISBN 9789027203717 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027269744 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
The studies in this volume approach English grammatical patterns in novel ways by interrogating corpora, focusing on patterns in the verb phrase (tense, aspect and modality), the noun phrase (intensification and focus marking), complementation structures and clause combining. Some studies interrogate historical corpora to reconstruct the diachronic development of patterns such as light verb constructions, verb-particle combinations, the be a-verbing progressive and absolute constructions. Other studies analyse synchronic datasets to typify the functions in discourse of, amongst others, tag questions and it-clefts, or to elucidate some long-standing problems in the syntactic analysis of verbal or adjectival complementation patterns, thanks to the empirical detail only corpora can provide. The volume documents the practices that have been developed to guarantee optimal representativeness of corpus data, to formulate definitions of patterns that can be operationalized in extractions, and to build dimensions of variation such as text type and register into rich grammatical descriptions.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 63]  2014.  viii, 358 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Interrogating corpora to describe grammatical patterns
Kristin Davidse, Lieven Vandelanotte, Caroline Gentens and Lobke Ghesquière
Part 1. Patterns in the verb phrase
Light verb constructions in the history 
of English
Patricia Ronan
What happened to the English prefix, and could it stage a comeback?
Stefan Diemer
The pattern to be a-hunting from Middle 
to Late Modern English: Towards extrapolating from Wright’s English 
Dialect Dictionary
Manfred Markus
The present perfect and the preterite in Late Modern and Contemporary English: A longitudinal look
Johan Elsness
can and be able to in nineteenth-century Irish English: A case of ‘imperfect learning’?
Marije van Hattum
Part 2. Patterns in the noun phrase
Syntactic constraints on the use of dual form intensifiers in Modern English
Günter Rohdenburg
Ma daddy wis dead chuffed : On the dialectal distribution of the intensifier dead in Contemporary English
Zeltia Blanco-Suárez
The case of focus
Georg Maier
Part 3. Patterns in complementation structures
Null objects and sentential complements, with evidence from the Corpus of Historical American English
Juhani Rudanko and Paul Rickman
A new angle on infinitival and of -ing complements of afraid, with evidence 
from the TIME Corpus
Juhani Rudanko
Active and passive infinitive, ambiguity and non-canonical subject with ready
Mikko Höglund
Part 4. Patterns of clause combining
The diffusion of English absolutes: A diachronic register study
Nikki van de Pol and Hubert Cuyckens
It-clefts in English L1 and L2 academic writing: The case of Norwegian learners
Hilde Hasselgård
The speech functions of tag questions 
and their properties. A comparison of their distribution in COLT and LLC
Ditte Kimps, Kristin Davidse and Bert Cornillie
Author index
Subject index
Cited by

Cited by 2 other publications

Van Rompaey, Tinne, Kristin Davidse & Peter Petré
2015. Lexicalization and grammaticalization. Functions of Language 22:2  pp. 232 ff. Crossref logo
Vandelanotte, Lieven
2017. Favourite puzzles. English Text Construction 10:2  pp. 187 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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