Adjective Complementation: An Empirical Analysis of Adjectives Followed by That-clauses (Studies in Corpus Linguistics 42)
By: Ilka Mindt (author)Hardback
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This is the first empirical study to focus on adjectives complemented by that - clauses. The in-depth analysis of more than 50,000 cases taken from "The British National Corpus" gives comprehensive insights into hitherto neglected relations of lexis and grammar. The result of this corpus-driven study is a novel classification of adjectives based on co-occurrence patterns and corroborated with the help of statistical means. This inductive analysis of corpus data offers new perspectives on and innovative descriptions of well-known phenomena of English grammar, such as extraposition or the resultative construction so!that. It is based on a new methodological approach, which looks at mutual relations of both lexis and grammar in unprecedented ways.
1. Chapter 1. Corpus linguistics, adjectives and that-clauses; 2. Chapter 2. Linguistic analysis of adjectives + that-clauses; 3. Chapter 3. Subjects in the matrix clause and the that-clause and their relation to adjectives; 4. Chapter 4. Verb-adjective combinations; 5. Chapter 5. Objects in the matrix clause; 6. Chapter 6. Adverbs preceding adjectives; 7. Chapter 7. That versus zero that; 8. Chapter 8. The verb phrase in the that-clause; 9. Chapter 9. Making the implicit explicit; 10. References; 11. Appendix. Lee's genre categorization; 12. Index
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