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Apposition in contemporary english, Charles F. Meyer

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Apposition in contemporary english
Title
Apposition in contemporary english
Statement of responsibility
Charles F. Meyer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Apposition in contemporary English is the first full-length treatment of apposition. Derived from the Survey of English Usage Corpus of Written British English, the Brown University Standard Corpus of Present-day American English, and the London-Lund Corpus of Spoken British English, it provides detailed discussion of the linguistic characteristics of apposition and of its usage in various kinds of speech and writing. These include press reportage, fiction, learned writing, and spontaneous conversation. Charles Meyer demonstrates the inadequacies of previous studies and argues that apposition is a grammatical relation (like complementation and modification) realized by constructions having particular syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic characteristics, of which certain are dominant. Thus, syntactically, apposition is most frequently a relation between two juxtaposed noun phrases having a syntactic function (such as a direct object) promoting end-weight. Semantically, it is typically a relation between two referentially related units, the second of which adds specificity to the interpretation of the first. Pragmatically, different kinds of apposition have different communicative functions."--Jacket
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DLC
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Meyer, Charles F
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in English language
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English language
Label
Apposition in contemporary english, Charles F. Meyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 148-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Apposition as a grammatical relation -- The syntax of apposition -- The semantics of apposition -- The pragmatics of apposition -- Apposition in the grammar of English
Control code
23731948
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 152 pages
Isbn
9780521394758
Lccn
91018533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1434313
Label
Apposition in contemporary english, Charles F. Meyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 148-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Apposition as a grammatical relation -- The syntax of apposition -- The semantics of apposition -- The pragmatics of apposition -- Apposition in the grammar of English
Control code
23731948
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 152 pages
Isbn
9780521394758
Lccn
91018533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1434313

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