Complex Sentences in Grammar and Discourse : Essays in honor of Sandra A. Thompson /

The papers in this volume in honor of Sandra Annear Thompson deal with complex sentences, an important topic in Thompson's career. The focus of the contributions is on the ways in which the grammatical properties of complex sentences are shaped by the communicative context in which they are pro...

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Other Authors: Bybee, Joan L., Noonan, Michael., Thompson, Sandra A.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, PA : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2002.
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Table of Contents:
  • Complex Sentences in Grammar and Discourse; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Introduction; Main clauses are innovative, subordinate clauses are conservative; Participles in Tsez; Mini-grammars of some time-when expressions in English; Denial and the construction of conversational turns; On the embodied nature of grammar; The symmetry of counterfactuals; Note on the grammar of Turkish nominalizations; Hendiadys and auxiliation in English; 'Sentence' in spontaneous spoken Japanese discourse; Some issues concerning the origin of language; Are subordinate clauses more difficult?*