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Adjective Complementation

An empirical analysis of adjectives followed by <i>that</i>-clauses

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  • Author(s): Ilka Mindt 1
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    Affiliations: 1: University of Potsdam
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Date May 2011
  • e-Book ISBN: 9789027287267
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/scl.42

Abstract

This is the first empirical study to focus on adjectives complemented by <i>that</i>-clauses. The in-depth analysis of more than 50,000 cases taken from the British National Corpus gives comprehensive insights into hitherto neglected relations of lexis and grammar. The result of this corpus-driven study is a novel classification of adjectives based on co-occurrence patterns and corroborated with the help of statistical means. The inductive analysis of corpus data offers new perspectives on and innovative descriptions of well-known phenomena of English grammar, such as extraposition or the resultative construction <i>so…that</i>. It is based on a new methodological approach, which looks at mutual relations of both lexis and grammar in unprecedented ways.

Subjects: Theoretical linguistics; Corpus linguistics; English linguistics; Germanic linguistics; Syntax

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