The Verb Phrase in English : Investigating Recent Language Change with Corpora
The chapters in this volume feature new and groundbreaking research carried out by leading scholars and promising young researchers from around the world on recent changes in the English verb phrase. Drawing on authentic corpus data, the papers consider both spoken and written English in several genres. Each contribution pays particular attention to the methodologies used for investigating short-term patterns of change in English, with detailed discussions of controversies in this area. This cutting-edge collection is essential reading for historians of the English language, syntacticians and corpus linguists.
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- Bas Aarts, Joanne Close, Geoffrey Leech, Sean Wallis
- Hardback | 474 pages
- 152 x 229 x 27mm | 800g
- Publication date
- 10 Jun 2013
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Publication City/Country
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- Illustrations note
- 92 Tables, black and white; 113 Line drawings, unspecified
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