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Aspects of Verb Meaning and Constructional Meaning: Theory and Methodology

Ruth Möhlig-Falke

in The Early English Impersonal Construction

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199777723
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199933310 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777723.003.0003

Series: Oxford Studies in the History of English

Aspects of Verb Meaning and Constructional Meaning: Theory and Methodology

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This chapter treats in some detail the different levels involved in the semantic analysis of early English impersonal sentences. It thus provides the theoretical background for the semantic analysis presented in Chapters 4 to 6 and presents the methodological approach that was developed in transferring synchronic theory to the empirical investigation of historical linguistic data.

Keywords: semantic analysis; English impersonal sentences; synchronic theory; linguistic data

Chapter.  13064 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Linguistics

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