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Changes in Complementation in British and American English

Corpus-Based Studies on Non-Finite Complements in Recent English

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About this book

Introduction

The book shows how the system of English predicate complementation has been undergoing an amazing amount of variation and change in recent centuries, and identifies explanatory principles to account for this change and variation, with evidence from large electronic corpora of both British and American English.

Keywords

complements grammar object Verb

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of TampereFinland

About the authors

JUHANI RUDANKO Professor of English at the University of Tampere, Finland. His recent work has focused on the system of English predicate complementation in recent centuries, and on the pragmatic analysis of political discourse in the early American Republic.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Changes in Complementation in British and American English
  • Book Subtitle Corpus-Based Studies on Non-Finite Complements in Recent English
  • Authors J. Rudanko
  • Editors
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Language History and Language Change
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230305199
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-230-53733-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-35909-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-30519-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 208
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Historical Linguistics
    Sociolinguistics
    Grammar
    Language and Literature
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