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The Resource The progressive in modern English : a corpus-based study of grammaticalization and related changes, Svenja Kranich

The progressive in modern English : a corpus-based study of grammaticalization and related changes, Svenja Kranich

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The progressive in modern English : a corpus-based study of grammaticalization and related changes
Title
The progressive in modern English
Title remainder
a corpus-based study of grammaticalization and related changes
Statement of responsibility
Svenja Kranich
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book constitutes the first full-length diachronic treatment of the English progressive from Old English to Present-day English, focusing on the crucial phase of its grammaticalization between the 17th and 20th centuries. It uses data from the British component of ARCHER-2 (A Representative Corpus of Historical English Registers, version 2) to uncover the details of this long-term grammaticalization process, tracing the development of the construction from a stylistic device to a fully-fledged aspect marker. Illustrated by a wealth of examples, the work offers new results concerning the preferred linguistic environments and the development of the functions of the progressive. In contrast to previous studies, the author shows that there are certain restrictions to context expansion in grammaticalization. She argues convincingly that the persistent reluctance of the progressive to occur in certain contexts does not point to incomplete grammaticalization, but can instead be explained as a product of its particular functions. The author also challenges the tenet that grammaticalization is generally accompanied by subjectification."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Kranich, Svenja
Dewey number
425
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1301
LC item number
.K73 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Language and computers: studies in practical linguistics
Series volume
no. 72
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  • English language
  • English language
Label
The progressive in modern English : a corpus-based study of grammaticalization and related changes, Svenja Kranich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-276)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Theoretical background and methodology -- The functions of the progressive in present-day English -- A brief overview of the development of the progressive before the Modern English period -- Changes in frequency and the impact of external factors on the progressive in Modern English -- Linguistic contexts of the Modern English progressive -- The functions of the progressive in Modern English -- Evidence for grammaticalization and subjectification
Control code
671693363
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9789042031432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)671693363
Label
The progressive in modern English : a corpus-based study of grammaticalization and related changes, Svenja Kranich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-276)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Theoretical background and methodology -- The functions of the progressive in present-day English -- A brief overview of the development of the progressive before the Modern English period -- Changes in frequency and the impact of external factors on the progressive in Modern English -- Linguistic contexts of the Modern English progressive -- The functions of the progressive in Modern English -- Evidence for grammaticalization and subjectification
Control code
671693363
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9789042031432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)671693363

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