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Full-verb Inversion in Written and Spoken English

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José Carlos Prado Alonso

This book presents a comprehensive corpus-based analysis of full-verb inversion in present-day English. The author examines the distribution and pragmatic functions of full-verb inversion in different fictional and non-fictional text styles as well as in the spoken language. Surprisingly enough, inversion in oral communication has not yet received the attention it deserves, since most work on the topic has been restricted to the written language. It has often been claimed that full-verb inversion occurs mainly in written discourse, but these claims have not yet been backed up by a detailed corpus-based analysis. This book provides a more conclusive picture of the distribution of full inversion in speech and writing and analyses the distinct pragmatic functions that the construction serves in these two modes of communication.

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Appendix II: Texts selected from the corpora - 239

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239 Appendix II: Texts selected from the corpora Ta bl e 52 . S ou rc es a nd d ist rib ut io ns o f t he te xt s s el ec te d fro m C SP A E. FA C U LT Y M EE TI N G S C O M M IT TE E M EE TI N G S TE X TS W O R D S TE X TS W O R D S Fa cm t9 5 51 , 00 0 C o m m 59 7 90 , 00 0 Fa cm t9 6 45 , 00 0 C o m m 69 7 11 0, 00 0 Fa cm t9 7 64 , 00 0 16 0, 00 0 20 0, 00 0 TO TA L 36 0, 00 0 W O R D S 240 Ta bl e 53 . S ou rc es a nd d ist rib ut io ns o f t he te xt s s el ec te d fro m F LO B an d FR O W N . F L O B F R O W N F IC T IO N N O N -F IC T IO N F IC T IO N N O N -F IC T IO N S A M P L E S S A M P L E S S A M P L E S S A M P L E S T E X T S...

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