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Subordination in English

Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives

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Buch. Hardcover

2018

319 S.

In englischer Sprache

De Gruyter. ISBN 978-3-11-058103-4

Format (B x L): 15,5 x 23 cm

Gewicht: 589 g

Das Werk ist Teil der Reihe: Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL]; 101

Produktbeschreibung

This book provides a collection of articles on subordination in English framed from both a synchronic and a diachronic perspective. It covers ample areas of the history of the major subordinated structures of English and their recent development in various native and non-native varieties. Most contributions are based on large electronic databases and corpora of written and spoken texts. The book focuses on the continuum that links subordinated and coordinated structures in a fluid way, shows their permanent state of flux, and sheds light on the whole system's dynamic essence by discussing a large number of explanatory principles at work in shaping it. Many of these are well-known from the grammaticalization and the Construction Grammar theories, such as the concepts of attractor, multi-sourcing, inheritance, categorial incursion, metaphorization or exaptation. This volume represents the latest trends in the field by some of its most prestigious specialists.

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