Swan, Toril - Sentence Adverbials in English

Swan, Toril - Sentence Adverbials in English

  • 221,00 kr
    Enhetspris per 
Avgift inkludert.


The purpose of the present study is to map the development of English sentence adverbials, and to describe and analyze their use and non-use in Old English, Middle English, and Early and Late Modern English. In addition an attempt is made to show that sentence adverbials have developed from other types of adverbials (primarily intensifiers and manner adverbials) by means of syntactic/pragmatic blends and shifts. Indeed, such shifts are shown to take place in Present-day English as well. The study is based on a corpus of around 9000 pages covering these periods. Only prose texts have been included, though several different genres or categories are represented. Tromsø-studier i språkvitenskap 10")


Vi anbefaler også