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The comment clause in English : syntactic origins and pragmatic development, Laurel J. Brinton

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The comment clause in English : syntactic origins and pragmatic development
Title
The comment clause in English
Title remainder
syntactic origins and pragmatic development
Statement of responsibility
Laurel J. Brinton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although English comment clauses such as I think and you know have been widely studied, this book constitutes the first full-length diachronic treatment, focusing on comment clauses formed with common verbs of perception and cognition in a variety of syntactic forms. It understands comment clauses as causal pragmatic markers that undergo grammaticalization, and acquire pragmatic and politeness functions and subjective and intersubjective meanings. To date, the prevailing view of their syntactic development, which is extrapolated from synchronic studies, is that they originate in matrix clauses which become systematically indeterminate and are reanalyzed as parenthetical. In this corpus-based study, Laurel J. Brinton shows that the historical data do not bear out this view, and proposes a more varied and complex conception of the development of comment clauses. Researchers and students of the English language and historical linguistics will certainly consider Brinton's findings to be of great interest."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
UKM
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Brinton, Laurel J
Dewey number
425
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1385
LC item number
.B75 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in English language
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  • English language
  • Historical linguistics
  • Engels
  • Bijwoordelijke bijzinnen
Label
The comment clause in English : syntactic origins and pragmatic development, Laurel J. Brinton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction : comment clauses, parentheticals, and pragmatic markers -- Semantic and syntactic development of pragmatic markers -- Processes of change -- Comment clauses with say -- I mean -- Comment clauses with see -- If you will and as it were -- Comment clauses with look -- What's more and what else -- Epistemic/evidential parentheticals : I gather and I find -- Concluding remarks
Control code
227031743
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780521886734
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009275658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227031743
Label
The comment clause in English : syntactic origins and pragmatic development, Laurel J. Brinton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction : comment clauses, parentheticals, and pragmatic markers -- Semantic and syntactic development of pragmatic markers -- Processes of change -- Comment clauses with say -- I mean -- Comment clauses with see -- If you will and as it were -- Comment clauses with look -- What's more and what else -- Epistemic/evidential parentheticals : I gather and I find -- Concluding remarks
Control code
227031743
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780521886734
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009275658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227031743

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