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Cleft and Pseudo-Cleft Constructions in English (Routledge Library Edition: The English Language)

Cleft and Pseudo-Cleft Constructions in English (Routledge Library Edition: The English Language)

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  • ISBN-13: 9781138918399
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Release Date: Jun 24, 2015
  • Pages: 246 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 inches

Overview

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.


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