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pseudo-cleft construction in English.

F. R. Higgins

pseudo-cleft construction in English.

by F. R. Higgins

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Published by Indiana University Linguistics Club in Bloomington .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973.

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Open LibraryOL13843123M

Cleft constructions allow the writer or speaker to foreground selected elements of the basic clause. There are two types of cleft constructions: it-clefts and pseudo-clefts. Both of these are described below. English Cleft Constructions: Corpus Findings and Theoretical Implications March, Abstract The paper presents a structural analysis of three clefts construc-tions in English. The three constructions all provide unique options for presenting ‘salient’ discourse information in a particular serial or-der.

This is part of the series of cleft palate books. The book targets F and V in English. (English) Cleft Palate Practice for T and D – Talented Waiter Tina. by Leaders Project | This is part of the series of cleft palate books. The book targets T and D in English. (English) Cleft Palate Practice for K & G – Go, Kiki, Go! This paper reports findings from a study of clefts and pseudo-clefts in two standard corpora of English, one spoken and one written. The distributional patterns of the constructions across the various genres of the two corpora are explored, and explanations offered in terms of their distinctive communicative functions. Pseudo-clefts, which were considerably more popular in the spoken genres.

(Ron Cowan, The Teacher's Grammar of English: A Course Book and Reference Guide. Cambridge University Press, ) It-Clefts in Irish-English "[T]he it-cleft construction is quite common in Hiberno EnglishAuthor: Richard Nordquist.   Existing second language acquisition research converges on a picture where learners of English exhibit marked divergence from native speakers in their use of information-packaging constructions, even at advanced stages of acquisition. This study extends the investigation of these constructions to an emerging institutionalised second language variety, Hong Kong English.


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The Pseudo-Cleft Construction in English 1st Edition by F. Higgins (Author) ISBN Format: Paperback. The ostensible central topic of this essay is a construction which is generally known as the "pseudo-cleft" construction.

This essay aims to provide an overall picture of the construction, and show why another treatment of it is necessary.

This book will be of interest to those pursuing the topic of copular by: The ostensible central topic of this essay is a construction which is generally known as the "pseudo-cleft" construction. This essay aims to provide an overall picture of the construction, and show why another treatment of it is necessary.

This book will be of interest to Cited by: Book Description. This work, first published inwas a doctoral dissertation submitted to the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on June 22nd The ostensible central topic of this essay is a construction which is generally known as the "pseudo-cleft" construction.

First published inthis book examines the communicative properties of ‘cleft’ and ‘pseudo-cleft’ constructions in contemporary English.

The book argues that these properties cannot be ignored in any attempt to provide an adequate grammatical description of the : 0 Reviews.

"Cleft and Pseudo-Cleft Constructions in English" is a corpus-based investigation of cleft and pseudo-cleft constructions in contemporary English. It is the first study of such constructions to fully explore the view--now widespread among linguists--that any attempt to satisfactorily explain their structural and functional characteristics must refer to concepts directly related to their use in.

This is a book on copular sentences in which ample attention is devoted to so-called cleft and pseudo-cleft sentences. (I myself will speak of it-clefts and WH-clefts and use the label cleft as a. (ebook) Cleft and Pseudo-Cleft Constructions in English () from Dymocks online store.

First published inthis book examines the. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics. Thesis. Ph.D. Cleft and pseudo-cleft constructions in English. cussions of the pseudo-cleft construction from a more "func­ tional” point of view in HallidayKirkwood, Huddlestonand Quirk et al.

I have learnt some­ thing from all of these authors, particularly Clifton, Akma­ jian, Faraci, Ross, Halliday, and : F. Higgins. Pseudo-Cleft Construction in English F R Higgins This work, first published inwas a doctoral dissertation submitted to the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on June 22nd The ostensible central topic of this essay is a construction which is generally known as the "pseudo-cleft" construction.

This essay aims to provide an overall picture of the construction, and show why another treatment of it is necessary. This book will be of interest to Author: F. Higgins. An investigation of cleft and pseudo-cleft constructions in contemporary English, aiming to fully explore the view, now widespread among linguists, that any attempt to satisfactorily explain their Read more.

The ostensible central topic of this essay is a construction which is generally known as the "pseudo-cleft" construction. This essay aims to provide an overall picture of the construction, and show why another treatment of it is necessary.

This book will be of interest to those pursuing the topic of copular : A pseudo-cleft sentence is a kind of cleft sentence in which the subordinated clause is a relative clause headed by an interrogative pro-form.

In English they are of the form: wh-relative clause + be + X; X can be a constituent of one of many varieties. The so-called 'inverted' pseudo-cleft sentence reverses the order of the two constituents.

The ostensible central matter of this essay is a improvement which is usually generally known as the "pseudo-cleft" improvement. This essay objectives to supply an basic image of the event, and current why one different treatment of it is essential.

This book could be of curiosity to those pursuing the topic of copular sentences. Buy The Pseudo-Cleft Construction in English by F. Higgins from Waterstones today.

Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Pages: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Higgins, Francis Roger, Pseudo-cleft construction in English. New York: Garland Pub., (OCoLC) Trove: Find and get Australian resources.

Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Cleft and Pseudo-cleft Constructions in Philippine English. We do read our books! I do play the piano! If the tense isn´t present/past simple, then the operator takes the emphasis: We have done it.

She had gone upstairs. However, there are also structures on the level of the clause (these were phrasal). Three most comnmon are fronting, cleft and pseudo-cleft sentences.

CLEFT SENTENCES. Simon studied.Cleft and pseudo-cleft constructions in English Title Cleft and pseudo-cleft constructions in English Statement of responsibility Peter C. Collins Creator. Collins, Peter, Author.

Collins, Peter, Subject. English language -- Discourse analysis; English language -- Sentences; English language -- Topic and comment; Language eng Member of.