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By Martina Häcker

ISBN-10: 3110156431

ISBN-13: 9783110156430

This examine provides a accomplished syntactic and semantic research of a geographically balanced corpus of written and spoken texts, in modern Scots (including the author's personal box recordings), amply illustrated with examples, therefore creating a significant contribution to the sphere of English dialect grammar.

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44), classified as an "irregular sentence" by the authors: (30) How could you be so SPITEFUL and HER your best friend! (Capitalisation is added to mark the main stress in each clause). The meaning of the and-c\ause is not one normally found with

More and greater differences will be found if the respective texts are maximally different with respect to Biber's seven dimensions. In the reverse case, the results will be less striking, but such a choice will ensure that the differences are related to the medium of production rather than to other factors. 1. 2. Introspection, elicitation and corpus studies Grammatical description is either based on the linguist's intuition, also referred to as introspection, or on the analysis of a text corpus.

That Jespersen classifies this clause type as co-ordinate is based on his classification of for as a co-ordinator, as he states that "in such cases for may be inserted to indicate the reason more explicitly". ), could be inserted to make the meaning more explicit. On the basis of intonation or punctuation, which is a comma between the two clauses in all examples from the written corpus, as well as meaning this clause type will therefore be classified as a zero-introduced clause of reason. ), which describes the construction as "With the so-clause placed after that [the clause] stating the consequence or result", suggests that the construction is more frequent in Scots than Standard English, as the examples listed for the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are taken from Scottish authors.

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