Free Adjuncts and Absolutes in English: Problems of Control and Interpretation

1st Edition

Bernd Kortmann

Routledge
Published February 7, 2014
Reference - 268 Pages
ISBN 9780415867696 - CAT# Y153127
Series: Germanic Linguistics

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Summary

Free adjuncts and absolutes typically function as adverbial clauses which are not overtly specified for any particular adverbial relation. The book is a non-formal, corpus based study of their current use in English. Its particular focus is on a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of their semantic indeterminacy and the syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic factors that help resolve it.

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