Changing Structures

Studies in constructions and complementation

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| University of Tampere
| Stockholm University
| University of Tampere
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This book is a collection of eleven research articles which altogether serve as a contribution to the study of verb complementation and other constructions, an area of investigation which bridges observations on the spectrum of lexico-grammar, syntax, and semantics. In terms of methodological approaches and the types of linguistic patterns examined, the chapters cast light on the subject from a variety of perspectives, and the volume is structured in a way that groups the various perspectives under three main themes according to their main focus and/or methodological approaches, namely: the semantic and functional descriptions of constructions; the investigation into the distribution of complementation patterns; and the study of innovative patterns in ESL contexts and languages other than English. All chapters in this volume employ data from large electronic corpora where possible – the BNC, COCA, COHA, GloWbE, NOW, and newly compiled corpora representing regional varieties of English.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 195]  2018.  vii, 236 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
vii
Structures, patterns, constructions – studying variation and change in lexico-grammar
Mark Kaunisto
1–12
Part 1. Semantic description of constructions
Talk into vs convince to: Talking as a cause leading to containment, convincing as a cause leading to a result
Patrick J. Duffley
15–30
Passive permissives: Being let and allowed
Thomas Egan
31–54
Goldberg’s Rely On construction: Overreliance on generalization?
Jouni Rostila
55–68
Part 2. Variation and change in complementation patterns
Aspects of the use of the transitive into -ing pattern in New Zealand English
Paul Rickman and Mark Kaunisto
71–87
Complementation of ashamed – diachrony and determinants of variation
Mikko Höglund
89–107
Sentential complementation of propose in recent British English
Veera Saarimäki
109–128
The use of optional complement markers in present-day English: The role of passivization and other complexity factors
Günter Rohdenburg
129–149
Patterns of direct transitivization and differences between British and American English
Marcus Callies
151–167
Part 3. The emergence of new patterns
I would like to request for your attention: On the diachrony of prepositional verbs in Singapore English
Sebastian Hoffmann
171–196
The development of infinitival complementation with or without language contact
Peter Slomanson
197–213
Anglicising Finnish complementation? Examining the rakastan puhua (‘I love to speak’) structure in present-day Finnish
Pertti Hietaranta
215–232
Author index
Subject index
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018003560