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Multifactorial Analysis in Corpus Linguistics: A Study of Particle Placement

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ISBN13: 9780826461261
ISBN: 0826461263
Published: January 2003
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00

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This title presents an analysis of the word-order alternation of English transitive phrasal verbs (particle movement) from a cognitive-functional and psycholinguistic perspective. Its main objective, however, is a methodological one, namely to demonstrate the superiority of corpus-based, multifactorial and probabilistic approaches towards grammatical phenomena over traditional analyses based on acceptability judgements and minimal pair tests.

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1. Introduction; 1.1 The Scope of the Study; 1.2 The Diachronic Development of Phrasal Verbs; 1.3 Theoretical Assumptions; 1.4 Outline of the Study; 2. Review Of Literature; 2.1 Phonological Variables; 2.2 Morphosyntactic Variables; 2.3 Semantic Variables; 2.4 Discourse-Functional Variables; 2.5 Other Variables; 2.6 Interim Summary and Critical Evaluation; 3. Objectives Of This Study; 4. Key Notions And Hypotheses; 4.1 Discourse-Functional Variables; 4.2 Semantic Variables; 4.3 Morphosyntactic Variables; 4.4 Phonological Variables; 4.5 Remaining Variables; 4.6 Interim Summary; 5. The Data; 5.1 Origin of the Corpus Data; 5.2 Treatment of the Corpus Data; 6. Results And Discussion; 6.1 Monofactorial Results; 6.2 Pairwise Comparisions: The Relative Strengths of Variables; 6.3 Multifactorial Results; 6.4 Further Evaluation; 7. General Discussion; 7.1 Prototypes; 7.2 Variability and Grammar; 7.3 Competing Approaches to Syntactic Variation; 8. The Activation Of Constructions; 8.1 Theoretical Introduction; 8.2 The Relation of Variables to Activation; 8.3 A Network of Variables and Weighted (Causal) Relations; 8.4 Interim Summary; 9. Conclusion And Outlook; 9.1 Summary; 9.2 Outlook: Implications and Extensions; 10. Appendices; 10.1 List of Variables; 10.3 Register-Dependent Interaction Plots; 10.4 List of Transitive Phrasal Verbs