Studies in English Language History in Honour of Leiv Egil Breivik
The essays are all empirical studies, based on a wide range of corpora (both historical and contemporary) and applying theoretical approaches informed by Systemic-Functional Grammar, grammaticalization theory, dependency grammar, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and corpus linguistic methods. Issues of methodology, statistics and corpus construction and annotation are also addressed in several contributions.
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KEVIN MCCAFFERTY, KARI E. HAUGLAND AND KRISTIAN A. RUSTEN
Preface: Charms of grammar/Source of all glamour
PART ONE Existential there and other expletives
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