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The Function and Use of TO and OF in Multi-Word Units


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Michael Pace-Sigge
    Pages 1-3
  3. Michael Pace-Sigge
    Pages 17-43
  4. Michael Pace-Sigge
    Pages 44-72
  5. Michael Pace-Sigge
    Pages 73-90
  6. Michael Pace-Sigge
    Pages 120-132
  7. Michael Pace-Sigge
    Pages 133-140
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 141-171

About this book


The highly frequent word items TO and OF are often conceived merely as prepositions, carrying little meaning in themselves. This book disputes that notion by analysing the usage patterns found for OF and TO in different sets of text corpora.


British fiction collocation colligation corpus linguistics infinitive MWU multi-word units preposition public speech spoken English OF TO corpus English linguistics Tempora

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Eastern FinlandFinland

About the authors

Michael Pace-Sigge is a Senior Lecturer at the University of East Finland. He has studied and taught at Liverpool University, UK, where his key research area had been Liverpool English (Scouse). Having been supervised by Michael Hoey, who first introduced the concept of Lexical Priming, Dr Pace-Sigge continues to work on the theory and published Lexical Priming in Spoken English (2013).

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