Complex Sentences in Grammar and Discourse

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

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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 produced, an approach to grammatical analysis that Thompson pioneered and developed in the course of her distinguished career.
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  • Hardback | 363 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 589.67g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588111172
  • 9781588111173

Table of contents

1. Introduction (by Bybee, Joan L.); 2. Main clauses are innovative, subordinate clauses are conservative: Consequences for the nature of constructions (by Bybee, Joan L.); 3. Participles in Tsez: An emergent word class? (by Comrie, Bernard); 4. Mini-grammars of some time-when expressions in English (by Fillmore, Charles J.); 5. Denial and the construction of conversational turns (by Ford, Cecilia E.); 6. On the embodied nature of grammar: Embodied being-in-the-world (by Fox, Barbara A.); 7. The symmetry of counterfactuals (by Haiman, John); 8. Note on the grammar of Turkish nominalizations (by Hennesy, Pelin Engin); 9. Hendiadys and auxiliation in English (by Hopper, Paul J.); 10. 'Sentence' in spontaneous spoken Japanese discourse (by Iwasaki, Shoichi); 11. Some issues concerning the origin of language (by Li, Charles N.); 12. Are subordinate clauses more difficult? (by Lord, Carol); 13. Combining clauses into clause complexes: A multi-faceted view (by Matthiessen, Christian M.I.M.); 14. Overwrought utterances: 'Complex sentences' in a different sense (by Schegloff, Emanuel A.); 15. Publications by Sandra A. Thompson; 16. Language index; 17. Name index; 18. Subject index
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