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British or American English? A handbook of word and grammar patterns

Author: Algeo, John Series: Studies in English language Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP) 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 348 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0521379938Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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A handbook of word and grammar patterns Contents British or American English? Preface Acknowledgments Introduction British and American as national varieties Differences between British and American The basis of this study Sources of comparative statistics and citations Conventions and organization of this study Part I Parts of Speech 1 Verbs 1.1 Derivation 1.2 Form 1.3 Verb phrases 1.4 Functions 2 Determiners 2.1 Definite article 2.2 Indefinite article 2.3 Possessive construction 2.4 No determiner versus some determiner 2.5 Predeterminers and postdeterminers 3 Nouns 3.1 Derivation 3.2 Form 3.3 Function 3.4 Names and titles 3.5 Genitive constructions page xi xii 1 1 2 2 4 6 9 11 11 12 24 31 43 43 49 52 53 64 69 69 76 86 102 104 viii Contents 4 Pronouns 4.1 Personal 4.2 Impersonal 4.3 Demonstrative 4.4 Relative 4.5 Interrogative 4.6 Indefinite 4.7 Expletive 4.8 Case 5 Adjectives 5.1 Derivation 5.2 Frequency and collocation 5.3 Comparison 5.4 Adjective order 6 Adverbs 6.1 General 6.2 Disjuncts 6.3 Comparison 6.4 Adverb order 6.5 Adverbial particles 7 Qualifiers 7.1 Modifying adjectives or adverbs 7.2 Modifying prepositional phrases 7.3 Modifying comparative structures 8 Prepositions 8.1 Choice of preposition 8.2 Omission of any preposition 8.3 Omission of the prepositional object 8.4 Prepositional phrase versus noun adjunct 8.5 Order of numbers with by 9 Conjunctions 9.1 Coordinating conjunctions 9.2 Subordinating conjunctions 10 Interjections Part II Syntactic Constructions 11 Complementation 11.1 Complementation of verbs 11.2 Complementation of nouns 11.3 Complementation of adjectives 11.4 Complementation of adverbs 107 107 110 111 112 114 114 115 116 119 119 126 128 131 133 133 146 148 148 151 153 153 157 158 159 159 194 197 197 197 199 199 201 207 215 217 217 251 257 261 Contents ix 12 Mandative constructions 12.1 Mandative present indicative 12.2 Mandative past indicative 13 Expanded predicates 13.1 Five "light" verbs in British and American 13.2 Modification and complementation of the expanded predicate noun 13.3 Other expanded-predicate--like constructions 14 Concord 14.1 Verb and pronoun concord with collective nouns 14.2 Verb concord in other problematical cases 15 Propredicates 15.1 Propredicate do 15.2 Complements of propredicates 16 Tag questions 16.1 Canonical form 16.2 Anomalous forms 16.3 Frequency of use 16.4 Rhetorical uses 16.5 Other forms and uses 17 Miscellaneous 17.1 Focus 17.2 Phatic language 17.3 Numbers 17.4 Dates 263 264 266 269 270 276 277 279 279 285 287 287 292 293 293 293 296 297 302 305 305 308 310 311 Bibliography of British book citation sources Bibliography of studies, dictionaries, and corpora Index of words 313 319 325

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