The Verb Phrase in English : Investigating Recent Language Change with Corpora

The Verb Phrase in English : Investigating Recent Language Change with Corpora

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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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Details

Author(s)
Bas Aarts, Joanne Close, Geoffrey Leech, Sean Wallis
Format
Hardback | 474 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 27mm | 800g
Publication date
10 Jun 2013
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
92 Tables, black and white; 113 Line drawings, unspecified
ISBN10
1107016355
ISBN13
9781107016354
Bestsellers rank
2,582,147