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Argument and rhetoric [electronic resource] : adverbial connectors in the history of English / by Ursula Lenker.

By: Lenker, Ursula.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Topics in English linguistics: 64.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter Mouton, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 293 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9783110216066 (electronic bk.); 311021606X (electronic bk.).Other title: Adverbial connectors in the history of English.Subject(s): English language -- Adverbials | English language -- Connectives | English language -- History | English language -- Grammar, Historical | English language -- Grammar | Language -- Linguistics | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- SyntaxGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Argument and rhetoric.DDC classification: 425/.76 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Frontmatter; Contents; List of abbreviations; 1. The framework; 2. Clausal connection; 3. The category "adverb"; 4. Adverbs and conjunctions in earlier metalinguistic thought; 5. Connectors in Old English; 6. Adverbial connectors in the history of English; 7. Adverbial connectors: morphology; 8. Cognitive source domains; 9. Shifting deictics in the history of English causal connection; 10. contrast/concession; 11. addition; 12. transition; 13. Perspicuity and the "New Rhetoric"; 14. Conclusions; Backmatter.
Summary: The book is the first corpus-based study giving a comprehensive overview of English items which have been used as adverbial connectors ('conjuncts', 'linking adverbials'), from Old English to Present-Day English. The author analyses different characteristics of the make-up, functions and use of connectives, and considers morphological and syntactic factors as well as pragmatic, textlinguistic and socio-cultural aspects.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-275) and indexes.

Frontmatter; Contents; List of abbreviations; 1. The framework; 2. Clausal connection; 3. The category "adverb"; 4. Adverbs and conjunctions in earlier metalinguistic thought; 5. Connectors in Old English; 6. Adverbial connectors in the history of English; 7. Adverbial connectors: morphology; 8. Cognitive source domains; 9. Shifting deictics in the history of English causal connection; 10. contrast/concession; 11. addition; 12. transition; 13. Perspicuity and the "New Rhetoric"; 14. Conclusions; Backmatter.

The book is the first corpus-based study giving a comprehensive overview of English items which have been used as adverbial connectors ('conjuncts', 'linking adverbials'), from Old English to Present-Day English. The author analyses different characteristics of the make-up, functions and use of connectives, and considers morphological and syntactic factors as well as pragmatic, textlinguistic and socio-cultural aspects.

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