Linking Form and Meaning

Studies on Selected Control Patterns in Recent English

Authors: Rudanko, J.

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This book documents changes and trends in English predicate complementation. In-depth case studies of grammatical patterns presented here uncover new links between form and meaning in these constructions, offering fresh insights into explanatory principles to account for variation and change in the system of English predicate complementation.

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Juhani Rudanko is 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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rudanko, Juhani

    Pages 1-10

  • Tracking a Change over Five Decades: to Infinitive and to -ing Complements of Accustomed in American Fiction from the 1910s to the 1950s

    Rudanko, Juhani

    Pages 11-26

  • A New Angle on Infinitival and of -ing Complements of Afraid, with Evidence from the TIME Corpus

    Rudanko, Juhani

    Pages 27-40

  • Additional Data on Nonfinite Complements of Afraid

    Rudanko, Juhani

    Pages 41-48

  • On the Semantics of Object Control in English, with Evidence from the Corpus of Contemporary American English

    Rudanko, Juhani

    Pages 49-62

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Linking Form and Meaning
Book Subtitle
Studies on Selected Control Patterns in Recent English
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50949-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137509499
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50948-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50616-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 110
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