Corpus, Cognition and Causative Constructions (Studies in Corpus Linguistics)

Corpus, Cognition and Causative Constructions (Studies in Corpus Linguistics)

Gaëtanelle Gilquin


English causative buildings with cause, get, have and make are frequently mistakenly provided as (quasi-)synonymous and roughly interchangeable. This ebook demonstrates the price of corpus linguistics in determining the syntactic, semantic, lexical and stylistic beneficial properties which are particular for every of those structures. It additionally underlines the usefulness of delivering corpus reports with a great theoretical beginning by way of exhibiting how corpus linguistics might be fruitfully mixed with cognitive linguistics, that is used either as a kick off point for the research (top-down method) and as a framework during which to interpret the corpus effects (bottom-up approach). From a methodological perspective, the learn illustrates the complementarity of corpus and elicitation facts, and provides instruments and techniques that may be used to enquire different syntactic constructions. ultimately, the publication additionally has a pedagogical size in that it examines how the study findings might be utilized to overseas language instructing.

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