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Apposition in Contemporary English : Studies in English Language - Charles F. Meyer

Apposition in Contemporary English

Studies in English Language

Hardcover Published: 27th March 1992
ISBN: 9780521394758
Number Of Pages: 168

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Apposition in Contemporary English is the first full-length treatment of apposition. It provides detailed discussion of its linguistic characteristics and of its usage in various kinds of speech and writing, derived from the data of British and American computer corpora. Charles Meyer demonstrates the inadequacies of previous studies and argues that apposition is a grammatical relation realized by constructions having particular syntactic, semantic and pragmatic characteristics, of which certain are dominant. The language of press reportage, fiction, learned writing and spontaneous conversation is analyzed.

"...the study provides a meticulous documentation of subtypes of apposition, and the corpus-based approach allows for the study of variation..." Language

List of figures
Apposition as a grammatical relation
The syntax of apposition
The semantics of apposition
The pragmatics of apposition
Apposition in the grammar of English
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ISBN: 9780521394758
ISBN-10: 0521394759
Series: Studies in English Language
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 27th March 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.42