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

Authors: Pace-Sigge, Michael

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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.

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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).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pace-Sigge, Michael

    Pages 1-3

  • The Background: From Historical Descriptions of TO and OF to Contemporary Corpus-Based Evidence

    Pace-Sigge, Michael

    Pages 4-16

  • OF and TO Usage in Fiction

    Pace-Sigge, Michael

    Pages 17-43

  • OF and TO in Semi-Prepared Speech

    Pace-Sigge, Michael

    Pages 44-72

  • OF and TO Usage in Spoken Texts

    Pace-Sigge, Michael

    Pages 73-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Function and Use of TO and OF in Multi-Word Units
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47031-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137470317
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47030-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 171
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