Search for dissertations about: "Present-day English"

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  1. 1. Expressions of Future in Present-day English: A Corpus-based Approach

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Ylva Berglund; Uppsala universitet.; [2005]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; association patterns; corpus linguistics; English; expressions of future; tense; variation; Engelska; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket;

    Abstract : This corpus-based study of the use of expressions of future in English has two aims: to examine how certain expressions of future are used in Present-day English, and to explore how electronic corpora can be exploited for linguistic study.The expressions focused on in this thesis are five auxiliary or semi-auxiliary verb phrases frequently discussed in studies of future reference in English: will, ’ll, shall, going to and gonna. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Subject of the Verbal Gerund : A Study of Variation in English

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Engelska institutionen

    Author : Susanna Lyne; Uppsala universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; BNC; British National Corpus; corpus linguistics; genitive; genre; gerund; ing-form; Late Modern English; linguistic variation; multivariate analysis; possessive; prescriptivism; Present-day English; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : This study deals with variation between possessive/genitive and objective/plain forms of the subject of the verbal gerund clause (VGC) in Present-day and Late Modern British English, as in Would you object to my [me] paying her a visit? and Poor timing of spoonfuls can lead to the child’s [the child] feeling frustrated. According to the traditional prescriptivist view, the possessive/genitive form is the preferred variant. READ MORE

  3. 3. Syntactic variation in English quantified noun phrases with all, whole, both and half

    University dissertation from Växjö : Växjö University Press

    Author : Maria Estling; Maria Estling Vannestål; Växjö universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; syntactic variation; quantifiers; all; whole; both; half; linguistic factors; British English; American English; Australian English; grammaticalisation; totality; corpus; newspaper corpus; English; Engelsk språkvetenskap;

    Abstract : The overall aim of the present study is to investigate syntactic variation in certain Present-day English noun phrase types including the quantifiers all, whole, both and half (e.g. a half hour vs. half an hour). READ MORE

  4. 4. The relativizers whose and of which in present-day English : description and theory

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Christine Johansson; Uppsala universitet.; [1995]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket;

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  5. 5. Idioms Unlimited. A study of non-canonical forms of English verbal idioms in the British National Corpus

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborg University

    Author : Elisabeth Gustawsson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2006]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English; idiom; corpus; transparency; isomorphicity; modification; derivation; permutation; non-canonical; figurative;

    Abstract : The study is a corpus-based investigation of the semantic, lexical, and grammatical flexibility of English verbal idioms, focusing on qualitative analyses of examples of current British English usage. 300 verbal idioms - i.e. idioms that consist of a verb and a complement, e. READ MORE