Cleft and Pseudo-Cleft Constructions in English Hardback
Part of the Routledge Library Editions: The English Language series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 242 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/06/2015
- Category: Grammar, syntax
- ISBN: 9781138918399
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