Cleft and Pseudo Cleft Constructions in English

Cleft and Pseudo Cleft Constructions in English

First published in 1991, this book examines the communicative properties of ‘cleft’ and ‘pseudo-cleft’ constructions in contemporary English.

Author: Peter C. Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317421368

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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First published in 1991, this book examines the communicative properties of ‘cleft’ and ‘pseudo-cleft’ constructions in contemporary English. The book argues that these properties cannot be ignored in any attempt to provide an adequate grammatical description of the constructions. Furthermore, they provide a source of explanations for the patterns of stylistic variation displayed by clefts and pseudo-clefts. The book reports findings from a corpus-based study of clefts and pseudo-clefts in modern British English.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Pseudo Cleft Construction in English

The Pseudo Cleft Construction in English

This essay aims to provide an overall picture of the construction, and show why another treatment of it is necessary. This book will be of interest to those pursuing the topic of copular sentences.

Author: F. R. Higgins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317436812

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 404

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This work, first published in 1979, was a doctoral dissertation submitted to the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on June 22nd 1973. The ostensible central topic of this essay is a construction which is generally known as the "pseudo-cleft" construction. This essay aims to provide an overall picture of the construction, and show why another treatment of it is necessary. This book will be of interest to those pursuing the topic of copular sentences.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Bibliovect Guide to the Literature in English and Theoretical Syntax

A Bibliovect Guide to the Literature in English and Theoretical Syntax

U 2 . . . TUIRTH , J••1974 . DERIVATION OF CLEFT SENTENCES A . PAPER
PRESENTED AT THE LSA ANNUAL MEETING : AKKAJIAN , A + . 1970 . ON
DERIVING CLEFT SENTENCES FROM PSEUDO - CLEFT SENTENCES A
LINGUISTIC ...

Author: Lawrence R. Smith

Publisher: St. John's, Nfld. Canada ; New Canaan, Conn. : Information Reduction Research

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026025820

Category: English language

Page: 263

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Categories: English language

Main Processes of Thematization and Postponement in English

Main Processes of Thematization and Postponement in English

The purpose of this book is to describe the main formal and functional characteristics of all the syntactic processes of thematization and postponement in English.

Author: Maria Martinez Lirola

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039118072

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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The purpose of this book is to describe the main formal and functional characteristics of all the syntactic processes of thematization and postponement in English. It describes in detail the main aspects of cleft sentences, reversed-pseudo cleft sentences, topicalization, inversion, left-dislocation, passive, extraposition, existential sentences, pseudo-cleft sentences, postposition and right-dislocation. The main aspects of use will be illustrated with examples from three novels written by the South African writer Alan Paton. The book is divided into three main chapters: the first one is a general introduction which explains some general concepts related to word order, to the corpus of examples and to Alan Paton, the author of the novels chosen as a corpus of examples; the second chapter is devoted to the syntactic processes of thematization in English and the third one to the syntactic processes of postponement.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Linguistics

Linguistics

A look at equations and cleft sentences . In Studies for Einar Haugen ... Cleft and
Pseudo - Cleft Constructions in English . London and New York ... Studies in
Copular Sentences , Clefts , and Pseudo - Clefts . Leuven : Leuven University
Press ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106015841973

Category: Linguistics

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Categories: Linguistics

Hammer s German Grammar and Usage

Hammer s German Grammar and Usage

This new edition includes: -concise descriptions of the main grammatical phenomena of German and their use -examples of grammar taken from contemporary German, helping you to understand the underlying grammatical principles more quickly ...

Author: Martin Durrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781444120165

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 553

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Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, HAMMER'S GERMAN GRAMMAR AND USAGEprovides you with a complete guide to German as it is written and spoken today. This new edition includes: -concise descriptions of the main grammatical phenomena of German and their use -examples of grammar taken from contemporary German, helping you to understand the underlying grammatical principles more quickly -invaluable guidance on pronunciation and the German accent -discussion of new words from English roots such as 'zertweeten' ('to tweet'), helping you to communicate in German as used by Germans today -clarification on the spelling reform and current spellings of German, thus increasing your confidence while writing and reading in German. Praised for its clear layout and lucid explanations, this new edition distinguishes the most common forms of usage, both formal and informal, and offers you a combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage that you will find invaluable, whether a student or a teacher, at intermediate or advanced level.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

SA Journal of Linguistics

SA Journal of Linguistics

English. P.C. Collins Routledge 1991. 230 pp. Jespersen (1927), whose work
foreshadows many syntactic accounts, gave cleft and pseudo-cleft sentences
their respective names which look like attributive constructions but differ from
these ...

Author:

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105012068495

Category: Afrikaans language

Page:

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Categories: Afrikaans language

Discourse Pragmatics and Cleft Sentences in English

Discourse Pragmatics and Cleft Sentences in English

The pseudo - cleft construction in English . Ph.D. dissertation , MIT . Republished
1986 , Garland Press . Hockett , Charles A. 1958. A course in modern linguistics .
New York : Macmillan . Horn , Laurence R. 1981. Exhaustiveness and the ...

Author: Nancy Ann Hedberg

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00569225N

Category: English language

Page: 504

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Categories: English language

Southwest Journal of Linguistics

Southwest Journal of Linguistics

Where do cleft sentences come from ? Language 53.453-59 . ... Information
structure and the use of cleft sentences in English and Norwegian . Information
structure in a cross ... The pseudo - cleft construction in English . New York :
Garland .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105122358828

Category: Language and languages

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Categories: Language and languages

Functional Grammar and Verbal Interaction

Functional Grammar and Verbal Interaction

These had a smaller representation in the data than pseudo - cleft constructions .
Both clefts and ... in pseudo - clefts . Spanish , being a flexible word - order
language , presents more syntactic variation in its special Focus constructions .

Author: Michael Hannay

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015041919021

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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Functional Grammar (FG) as set out by Simon Dik is the ambitious combination of a functionalist approach to the study of language with a consistent formalization of the underlying structures which it recognizes as relevant. The present volume represents the attempts made within the FG framework to expand the theory so as to cover a wider empirical domain than is usual for highly formalized linguistic theories, namely that of written and spoken discourse, while retaining its methodological precision. The book covers an array of phenomena, both from monologue and from dialogue material, relating to discourse structure, speaker aims and goals, action theory, the flow of information, illocutionary force, modality, etc. The central question underlying most of the contributions concerns the relation between, and the division of labour between the existing grammatical module of FG on the one hand, and a discourse or pragmatic module capable of handling such discourse phenomena on the other. What emerges are new proposals for the formal treatment of for instance illocutionary force and the informational status of constituents. Many of the data discussed are from 'real' language rather than being invented, and samples from various languages other than English (Spanish, Polish, Latin, French) are examined and used as illustrations of the theoretical problem to be solved. Readership: theoretical linguists and discourse and conversation analysts
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Journal of African Languages

Journal of African Languages

... The ones who saw Abrahat were us ' , i . e . , something analogous to the so -
called pseudocleft construction in English . ... to see whether it can be used as a
stage in the derivation of cleft - sentences , as has been proposed for English .

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ISBN: UOM:39015013258598

Category: African philology

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Categories: African philology

Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics

Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics

Some remarks on pseudo - cleft sentences in English and Polish ” . PSICL 3. 225
-242 . Mieszek - Horn , A. 1978. Cleft and pseudo - cleft constructions in English
and their Polish equivalents . Unpublished Ph . D. dissertation , Adam Mickiewicz
 ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112105091125

Category: Contrastive linguistics

Page:

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Vol. 1 contains papers delivered at the 2d Karpacz Conference on Contrastive Linguistics, 1971.
Categories: Contrastive linguistics

Language

Language

Discourse pragmatics and cleft sentences in English . Minneapolis : University of
Minnesota dissertation . HEDBERG , Nancy . 2000 . The referential status of clefts
. Language 76 . 891 - 920 . HIGGINS , F . ROGER . 1979 . The pseudo - cleft ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5122092

Category: Comparative linguistics

Page:

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Categories: Comparative linguistics

Studies in the English Language

Studies in the English Language

37 On Some Syntactic and FSP Aspects of the Cleft Construction in English 0 . ...
While ( 1 ) represents the cleft sentence proper , ( 2 ) is usually denoted as the
pseudo - cleft sentence , the two constructions being referred to as it - clefts and ...

Author: Libuše Dušková

Publisher: Karolinum

ISBN: 8071846139

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 342

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Dušková is one of the eminent Czech linguists specialising in the English language. This book presents the results of long lasting research of English grammar, syntax and hyper syntax. The verb and possessive determinants are treated in the first volume, while syntax, complex and compound sentences and hyper syntax are analysed in the second volume. Dušková follows on from the most eminent Czech linguists like Vilém Mathesius, Bohumil Trnka and Josef Trnka. Dušková's work is based on structuralism and confrontation methodology.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Enhanced Theme in English

Enhanced Theme in English

2 ' Identifying ' and ' attributive ' enhanced theme constructions As the literature
shows clearly , the ' wh - cleft ' ( “ pseudo - cleft ' ) construction may occur with
either an identifying or an attributive meaning . Yet it is widely assumed that the ...

Author: 黄国文

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121768001

Category: English

Page: 310

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本书对强势主位结构的性质、特点等做了探讨;从结构特点和功能特点两方面对强势主位结构进行分析,并区分出两类不同的强势主位结构等内容。
Categories: English

Word

Word

Accounting for cleft constructions in discourse : A multi - layered approach .
Edinburgh ... Information structure and the use of cleft sentences in English and
Norwegian . ” reports of the ... The pseudo - cleft construction in English . New
York ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019546016

Category: Language and languages

Page:

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Categories: Language and languages