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Modals, Pronouns and Complement Clauses [electronic resource].

By: Hern�andez, Nuria.
Contributor(s): Kolbe, Daniela | Schulz, Monika Edith.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, 2011Description: 1 online resource (328 p.).ISBN: 9783110240290 (electronic bk.); 3110240297 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): English language -- Clauses | English language -- Modality | English language -- Pronoun | Language and languages | English language -- Dialects -- Great Britain | English language -- Great Britain -- Grammar | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Modals, Pronouns and Complement ClausesDDC classification: 427.941 | 427/.941 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; Acknowledgements; General introduction; 1. Dialect syntax; 2. Dialectology and corpus linguistics; 3. The Freiburg Corpus of English Dialects; 4. Aims and Outline; Notes; References; Possession and obligation; 1. Introduction; 2. Possession and obligation; 3. Grammaticalization; 4. HAD and GOT: Disambiguating past possession and past obligation; 5. Past possession and past obligation in the Midlands and the North; 6. Past possession and negation; 7. Past obligation and negation; 8. Present tense obligation and the trend towards monosemy; 9. Summary; References; Personal pronouns.
1. Introduction2. Two hierarchies; 3. Variation in number and person; 4. Variation in gender; 5. Pronoun exchange; 6. Case variation in prepositional phrases; 7. Qualified pronouns; 8. Synopsis and discussion; Appendix; Notes; References; Complement clauses; 1. Introduction; 2. Data and methods; 3. Embedded inversion; 4. The complementizer as; 5. For to clauses; 6. Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; References; Index.
Summary: This is the second volume of the multi-volume set A Contemporary Grammar of British English Dialects. The book again offers qualitative as well as corpus-based quantitative studies on grammatical variation in the British Isles. The three parts investigate complement clauses (Daniela Kolbe), personal pronouns (Nuria Hern�andez) and modals (Monika Edith Schulz). The volume is of interest to dialectologists, sociolinguists, typologists, historical linguists, grammarians, and anyone working on the structure of spontaneous spoken English.
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Preface; Acknowledgements; General introduction; 1. Dialect syntax; 2. Dialectology and corpus linguistics; 3. The Freiburg Corpus of English Dialects; 4. Aims and Outline; Notes; References; Possession and obligation; 1. Introduction; 2. Possession and obligation; 3. Grammaticalization; 4. HAD and GOT: Disambiguating past possession and past obligation; 5. Past possession and past obligation in the Midlands and the North; 6. Past possession and negation; 7. Past obligation and negation; 8. Present tense obligation and the trend towards monosemy; 9. Summary; References; Personal pronouns.

1. Introduction2. Two hierarchies; 3. Variation in number and person; 4. Variation in gender; 5. Pronoun exchange; 6. Case variation in prepositional phrases; 7. Qualified pronouns; 8. Synopsis and discussion; Appendix; Notes; References; Complement clauses; 1. Introduction; 2. Data and methods; 3. Embedded inversion; 4. The complementizer as; 5. For to clauses; 6. Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; References; Index.

This is the second volume of the multi-volume set A Contemporary Grammar of British English Dialects. The book again offers qualitative as well as corpus-based quantitative studies on grammatical variation in the British Isles. The three parts investigate complement clauses (Daniela Kolbe), personal pronouns (Nuria Hern�andez) and modals (Monika Edith Schulz). The volume is of interest to dialectologists, sociolinguists, typologists, historical linguists, grammarians, and anyone working on the structure of spontaneous spoken English.

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