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Complementation

Hendrik De Smet

in Spreading Patterns: Diffusional Change in the English System of Complementation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812752
eISBN:
9780199979752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812752.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

In his typological study of complementation, Noonan (1985) writes that “Complementation is basically a matter of matching a particular complement type to a particular complement-taking predicate.” ... More


Diffusional Change

Hendrik De Smet

in Spreading Patterns: Diffusional Change in the English System of Complementation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812752
eISBN:
9780199979752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812752.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter examines the nature of diffusional changes, with the goal of formulating hypotheses about how a complement type spreads from one predicate to another. The specific questions to be ... More


Integrated Participle Clauses

Hendrik De Smet

in Spreading Patterns: Diffusional Change in the English System of Complementation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812752
eISBN:
9780199979752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812752.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter explores the present-day use and historical development of integrated participle clauses (IPC), which, as a relatively unsuccessful complement type, figure as an interesting counterpoint ... More


Conclusions

Hendrik De Smet

in Spreading Patterns: Diffusional Change in the English System of Complementation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812752
eISBN:
9780199979752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812752.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

The preceding analyses have focused on a recurrent pattern of change. Following its emergence, a new pattern spreads to different environments at different times, diffusing over the grammar of the ... More


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