Search for dissertations about: "adversativity"

Found 2 swedish dissertations containing the word adversativity.

  1. 1. On Linguistic and Discursive Constructions of Concession and Adversativity : Towards a Multilevel Analysis of English in the UK Parliament

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro university

    Author : Mihai Daniel Frumuselu; Michal Krzyżanowski; Cornelia Ilie; Per Ledin; Eivind Nessa Torgersen; [2016]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; concession; adversativity; political discourse; parliamentary discourse; UK Parliament; Corpus Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Critical Discourse Analysis; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : This study analyses concessive and adversarial language in UK parliamentary debates and thereby enriches the theoretical and analytical body of knowledge on the language of concession and adversativity in contemporary English. It contributes to existent scholarship on both grammatical constructions of concession/adversativity and on the dynamics of contemporary British parliamentary and political discourse. READ MORE

  2. 2. Passive voices be-, get- and prepositional passives in recent American English

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of English

    Author : Sarah Schwarz; Merja Kytö; Christer Geisler; Anne Curzan; [2018]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; passive voice; get-passive; prepositional passive; corpus linguistics; American English; historical syntax; adversativity; situation type; thematic role; affectedness; prescriptivism; colloquialization; grammaticalization; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : The aim of the thesis is to shed light on the use and development of passive voice in American English. Empirical, corpus methods are employed in order to examine the syntactic, semantic, and stylistic preferences of three English passive constructions across time and genre in American English. READ MORE