english infinitive the english language series

Download Book English Infinitive The English Language Series in PDF format. You can Read Online English Infinitive The English Language Series here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The English Infinitive

Author : Patrick Joseph Duffley
ISBN : 9781315504643
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 52. 1 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 375
Read : 371

Get This Book


This is a series which aims to meet the need for books on modern English that are both up-to-date and authoritative. The texts are ideal for the scholar, the teacher, and the student, but especially for English speaking students in overseas universities where English is the language of instruction, or advanced specialist students of English in foreign universities. Although English is probably the most studied language in the world, this is one of the first systematic comparisons of infinitives with and without the use of "to". Patrick Duffley examines these uses adopting the semantic approach, which shows that the two infinitive forms each have a basic meaning which is capable of explaining all of their particular uses. The author has carried out detailed research for this book, examining over 24,000 occurences of the infinitive, as well as taking into account the observations of previous grammarians. The book challenges old assumptions that grammar is independent of meaning and should be dealt with in purely formal terms. It also fulfils a need for literature on an area of English grammar which has sometimes been presumed to be chaotic and unsystematic. The text is aimed specialists in linguistics and advanced students of English as a second language.

The English Gerund Participle

Author : Patrick J. Duffley
ISBN : 082046399X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 85. 89 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 744
Read : 548

Get This Book


Original Scholarly Monograph

Studies In The History Of The English Language Variation And Change In English Grammar And Lexicon Contemporary Approaches

Author : Donka Minkova
ISBN : 9783110220322
Genre : English language
File Size : 36. 91 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 749
Read : 566

Get This Book



A Grammar Of The English Language In A Series Of Letters

Author : William Cobbett
ISBN : WISC:89089193437
Genre : English language
File Size : 52. 1 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 780
Read : 718

Get This Book



A Practical Grammar Of Portuguese And English Exhibiting In A Series Of Exercises In Double Translation The Idiomatic Structure Of Both Languages Adapted To Ollendorf S System By Alex J D D Orsey Assisted By Marcelliano R De Mendonca

Author :
ISBN : BL:A0017075382
Genre :
File Size : 28. 11 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 421
Read : 1182

Get This Book



A Grammar Of The English Language In A Series Of Letters With An Additional Chapter By J P Cobbett

Author : William Cobbett
ISBN : OXFORD:590242718
Genre :
File Size : 45. 66 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 351
Read : 806

Get This Book



The Grammaticalization Of The English To Infinitive

Author : Kristina Schmelzer
ISBN : 9783656559733
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 65. 9 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 746
Read : 928

Get This Book


Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,7, RWTH Aachen University (Anglistische Sprachwissenschaft), course: Grammaticalization, language: English, abstract: Grammaticalization means the transition of a lexical, autonomous form to a grammatical, dependent form. It is a process in which syntactic structures develop out of free discourse structures and that extends over long time periods (cf. Diewald 1997: 11). Hardly any phenomenon of linguistics has raised as many questions as the grammaticalization of the infinitive. The English language differentiates between two infinitive types: The bare infinitive, which is only left in certain constructions, is sometimes described as “a sort of grammatical fossil” (Curme 1931: 456, quoted in Duffley 1992: 12) and the to-infinitive, on the other hand, demonstrates the widely-used form of the infinitive. Haspelmath (1989: 287) gives a glimpse into the prevalent view, that “the [to-] infinitive is the basic and unmarked form of the verb”, which “carries no meaning of its own”. The influential linguist Roman Jakobson states the definition as follows: Among all verbal forms, it is the infinitive which carries the minimal grammatical infor-mation. It says nothing either about the participants of the narrated event or about the relation of this event to other narrated events and to the speech event. (Jakobson 1957: 142; quoted in Haspelmath 1989: 287) Chomsky (1957:100) hypothesizes even more radically by saying that to is a morpheme that “can hardly be said to have a meaning in any independent sense” at all. However, there are different approaches and opinions about the grammaticalization of the to-infinitive and its status within linguistics. In his article “From purposive to infinitive – a universal path of grammaticization”, published in 1989 via Folia Linguistica Historica, Martin Haspelmath questions the traditional definition of the infinitive. Using the German infinitive development as an example, he demonstrates the infinitival evolution ranging from the Old English/Old German periods to the current use of language. He states that the infinitives occurring in most languages actu-ally “do have a meaning and also a form of their own” (Haspelmath 1989: 288), and that the grammaticalization process, which the infinitives underwent, follows a universal path. As a reaction to this, Olga Fischer published her article “The grammaticalisation of infinitival to in English compared with German and Dutch” in 1997. Functioning as an annotation to Haspelmath’s theses, she illustrates her view of the infinitival grammaticalization, [...]

A Grammar Of The English Language In A Series Of Letters To Which Are Added Six Lessons

Author : William Cobbett
ISBN : OXFORD:590242714
Genre :
File Size : 71. 7 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 758
Read : 961

Get This Book



Historical English Syntax

Author : Dieter Kastovsky
ISBN : 9783110863314
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 80. 84 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 191
Read : 1003

Get This Book


The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.

Lectures On The English Language First Series

Author : George Perkins Marsh
ISBN : COLUMBIA:CU58500022
Genre : English language
File Size : 77. 97 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 528
Read : 189

Get This Book



Top Download:

Best Books