Adjective Complementation: An Empirical Analysis of Adjectives Followed by "That"-Clauses10/02/2012 Getlish3 0 Comments
Category: Graphics & Visualization
- Type: Paperback
- Pages: 248 pages
- ISBN: none
- ASIN: 9789027223180
- Edition Language: English
This is the first empirical study to focus on adjectives complemented by that-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 so that. It is based on a new methodological approach, which looks at mutual relations of both lexis and grammar in unprecedented ways.