Constructional Approaches to English Grammar (Topics in by Graeme Trousdale, Nikolas Gisborne

By Graeme Trousdale, Nikolas Gisborne

This choice of articles brings jointly new learn from either tested and rising overseas specialists within the learn of English grammar, all of whom have engaged with the suggestion of 'construction' of their work. The learn here's fascinated by either synchrony and diachrony, with the connection among building Grammar and different linguistic theories, and with a couple of concerns within the examine of grammar, equivalent to elevating and keep an eye on phenomena, transitivity, relative clause constitution, the syntax of gerunds, attributive and predicative makes use of of adjectives, modality, and grammaticalization. many of the articles are written inside of a constructional framework, whereas others spotlight capability issues of constructional methods to English grammar; the various articles are in line with information gathered from corpora, a few on introspection; a few of the articles recommend strength advancements for diachronic development grammar, whereas others search to check development Grammar with different cognitive linguistic theories, so much really be aware Grammar.

The study stated during this quantity provides a sequence of the way of the connection among structures and styles in English grammar, both now or long ago. The book addresses students and complex scholars who're drawn to English grammar, constructional ways to language, and the connection among useful and formal matters in linguistic description and theory.

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30) hammering ‘a beating’: 1563 W. FULKE Meteors v. (1640) 67 Copper is most like to Silver in the waight, and in the hammering. 1883 W. E. NORRIS No New Thing III. xxxv. 224 I’ll give you such a hammering that you won’t do it again for a year. Constructions in grammaticalization and lexicalization 51 (31) leathering ‘a beating’: 1791 A. WILSON Poems & Lit. Prose (1876) II. 33 Ye deserve a leathering. 1894 BARING-GOULD Kitty Alone II. 169 Won’t I only give that cursed beast a leathering (32) blowing up ‘a reprimand’: 1772 Phil.

By virtue of the fact that there exist elements which display properties of both categories, Į and ȕ “converge”. 6 The term “intersective” in “Intersective Gradience” refers to the intersection between Ȗ and the set of Į-like properties, as well as between Ȗ and the set of ȕ-like properties. In order to establish whether an element belongs to a particular class or a contiguous one morphosyntactic criteria are employed (of the type shown at the beginning of this section). The procedure is then to determine the nature and number of morphosyntactic features that apply to the item in question and decide on the basis of the outcome which class the element belongs to.

4/2 The Cincinnati Commercial gives these male Mrs. Grundys a ‘going over’ in an article well worth reading. 50 Graeme Trousdale (24) doing ‘a scolding or a beating’: 1897 W. S. MAUGHAM Liza of Lambeth xi. an’ look at yer eye! (25) rollicking ‘a reprimand’: 1938 F. D. SHARPE Sharpe of Flying Squad 332 A rollicking, a telling off. ’) In the following set, the gerund form is recorded in the OED in isolation much earlier than the instances with give, but there have clearly been some semantic changes (including specialization) between the first recorded instances, and the appearance of the gerund in the give-gerund CP, and it is interesting to note that the OED citations of give-gerund constructions, with a meaning of physical harm or verbal castigation, as glossed below, are all from the nineteenth century: (26) talking (to) ‘a reprimand’: a1300 Cursor M.

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