Corpus, Cognition and Causative Constructions (Studies in Corpus Linguistics)

Corpus, Cognition and Causative Constructions (Studies in Corpus Linguistics)

Gaëtanelle Gilquin


English causative buildings with cause, get, have and make are usually mistakenly offered as (quasi-)synonymous and kind of interchangeable. This ebook demonstrates the worth of corpus linguistics in determining the syntactic, semantic, lexical and stylistic beneficial properties which are distinct for every of those structures. It additionally underlines the usefulness of supplying corpus reviews with an outstanding theoretical origin through displaying how corpus linguistics will be fruitfully mixed with cognitive linguistics, that is used either as a kick off point for the research (top-down technique) and as a framework during which to interpret the corpus effects (bottom-up approach). From a methodological viewpoint, the examine illustrates the complementarity of corpus and elicitation info, and provides instruments and strategies that may be used to enquire different syntactic constructions. ultimately, the e-book additionally has a pedagogical size in that it examines how the examine findings will be utilized to international language educating.

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