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A corpus-based study of composite predicates in Early Modern English dialogues
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
2019 (English)In: Journal of Historical Pragmatics, ISSN 1566-5852, E-ISSN 1569-9854, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 20-50Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Composite predicates (CPs), that is, complex predicate structures comprising a light verb and an eventive noun (e.g., make a move or give a speech) are common in Present-day English and are particularly characteristic of spoken language. The aim of the paper is to trace language changes involving CPs from 1560 to 1760, a period in which the use of CPs has not yet received adequate scholarly attention. Specifically, the study examines the frequencies, lexical productivity and syntactic patterns of CPs in two types of Early Modern English (EModE) dialogues, drawn from Trial Proceedings and Drama Comedy sampled in A Corpus of English Dialogues 1560–1760 – a 1.2-million word computerized corpus of EModE speech-related texts. The results reveal significant differences between the two types of dialogue and shed light on the development of CPs in association with grammaticalization and lexicalization.

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2019. Vol. 20, no 1, p. 20-50
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composite predicate, dialogue, Early Modern English, grammaticalization and lexicalization
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-169798DOI: 10.1075/jhp.16011.wanISI: 000470697300002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-169798DiVA, id: diva2:1325977
Available from: 2019-06-17 Created: 2019-06-17 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved

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