Cleft and Pseudo-Cleft Constructions in English, Hardback Book

Cleft and Pseudo-Cleft Constructions in English Hardback

Part of the Routledge Library Editions: The English Language series

Description

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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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Grammar, syntax
  • ISBN: 9781138918399

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