Search for dissertations about: "verb phrase"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 swedish dissertations containing the words verb phrase.

  1. 1. Grammatical correctness and communicative ability : a performance analysis of the written and spoken English of Swedish learners

    Author : Inger Bergström; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; grammatical correctness; communicative ability; performance analysis; written and spoken English; classroom instruction; low-achievers; language learning; interlanguage; compensatory strategies; errors; verb phrase; parameters; systematicity; variability; writing proficiency; speech proficiency; elicitation test;

    Abstract : Written and oral material produced by a group of low-achieving learners of English from the 2-year lines of the Swedish upper secondary school was analysed from the perspective of grammatical correctness and communicative ability. The grammatical analysis focussed on the verb phrase and tests included both free production in speech and writing and elicitation tests. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Progressive in 19th-Century English : A Process of Integration

    Author : Erik Smitterberg; Merja Kytö; Marianne Hundt; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; The progressive; 19th-century English; diachronic studies; corpus linguistics; syntactic variation; verb phrase; aspect; dimensions of variation; Engelska; English language; Engelska språket; English; engelska;

    Abstract : The present work is a corpus-based study of the English progressive during the 19th century. The study is based on Conce, a one-million-word corpus covering the period 1800–1900 and comprising seven genres, both speech-related and non-speech-related. READ MORE

  3. 3. Finite verbs in Ngarla (Pama-Nyungan, Ngayarta)

    Author : Torbjörn Westerlund; Anju Saxena; Åke Viberg; Alan Dench; William McGregor; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Ngarla; Pama-Nyungan; Ngayarta; Aboriginal Australians; grammar; verb; morphology; syntax; tense; aspect; mood; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : This thesis provides a description of finite verbs in the moribund Australian language Ngarla (Pama-Nyungan, Ngayarta). Ngarla has previously been spoken in the Pilbara region of northwestern Western Australia, and all the linguistic material used in the thesis has the late Ngarla elder Alexander (Nyapiri) Brown as its source. READ MORE

  4. 4. Optional rhemes and omitted undergoers : An event structure approach to implicit objects in Swedish

    Author : Johanna Prytz; Cecilia Falk; Ida Larsson; Marit Julien; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; implicit objects; object omission; null objects; object drop; objectless sentences; pseudo-transitive; non-core transitive; transitivity; Swedish; event structure; argument structure; the syntax-semantic interface; implicita objekt; objektsutelämning; nollobjekt; objektslösa satser; pseudotransitiva verb; transitivitet; eventstruktur; argumentstruktur; nordiska språk; Scandinavian Languages;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to define the essential syntactic-semantic properties of three types of objectless sentences in present-day Swedish. The three types of objectless sentences are labeled descriptively as follows: Implicit Object Read type (IOR) with pseudo-transitive verbs like läsa ‘read’; Implicit Object Open type (IOO), which involves various sets of transitive verbs like öppna ‘open’ and bära ‘carry’; and Implicit Object Kill type (IOK), which typically involves destruction verbs like döda ‘kill’. READ MORE

  5. 5. The object markers ba and jiang in modern literary Chinese

    Author : Wai-Ling Ragvald; Kinesiska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; literary Chinese; South-East China; object marker; jiang; ba; instrumental; disposal construction; pattern; action verbs; style; euphony; four character phrase; Mandarin; tradition; Cantonese; Minnan dialect; Hakka; East and Central China; North China; Taiwan; Hong Kong;

    Abstract : Modern standard written Chinese has two common object markers, 把 ba and 将 jiang, both of which mark a direct object preceding the verb. Both markers appear to have been widely used in the spoken language of the Tang dynasty but the actual distribution is not entirely clear. READ MORE