English Mediopassive Constructions: A Cognitive, Corpus-based Study of Their Origin, Spread, and Current Status
Rodopi, 2007 - 222 Seiten
This book provides the first empirical study of the history and spread of mediopassive constructions. It investigates the productivity of the pattern, the spread of the construction in Modern English, and looks into text type-specific preferences for the construction. On a more abstract level, it combines the corpus-based description of mediopassive constructions with cognitive linguistic models, drawing largely on notions such as 'prototype', 'family resemblances', 'patch' and 'construction'. The theoretical modelling is largely based on data from real texts. These come from publicly available machine-readable corpora, text-databases and a single-register 'corpus' (American mail-order catalogues). The study combines the corpus-based approach with cognitive theories and is therefore of interest to both empirical and theoretical linguists.
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able-adjectives adjectives adjust adverbial advertising language agent animacy ARCHER aspect attested example be-passive chapter claims clitic cognitive cognitive grammar constraint context corpus data derived diachronic easily EModE ergative constructions ergative verbs evidence Fagan Fellbaum & Zribi-Hertz Figure FLOB following examples frequency of mediopassive frequency of reflexive get-passive grammar inanimate subjects inherent properties inherently transitive verbs inheritance links instance intransitive intransitive clause Keyser & Roeper Lampeter Lampeter corpus Lemmens lexical linguistic mediopas mediopassive constructions mediopassive formation mediopassive sell middle constructions middle formation modal notion NP in subject occur overlap participant roles passive patient patient-subject constructions pattern meaning perfective aspect preposition stranding prototype approach prototype theory psychological event verbs reflexive constructions reflexive pronouns reflexive variants relative frequency Roebuck catalogue Sears & Roebuck semantic roles sive constructions Sky Mall Sky Mall Catalog SkyMall structure subject position syntactic thematic roles tions transitive construction Transitivity profiles typical unmarked variation
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