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Point of view and grammar : structural patterns of subjectivity in American English conversation

Author: Joanne Scheibman
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2002.
Series: Studies in discourse and grammar, v. 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book proposes that subjective expression shapes grammatical and lexical patterning in American English conversation. Analyses of structural and functional properties of English conversational utterances indicate that the most frequent combinations of subject, tense, and verb type are those that are used by speakers to personalize their contributions, not to present unmediated descriptions of the world. These
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Scheibman
ISBN: 1588112322 9781588112323 9027226210 9789027226211
OCLC Number: 49942727
Description: xiv, 187 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Linguistic subjectivity and usage-based linguistics --
Ch. 2. Classification and coding of conversational data --
Ch. 3. Patterns of subjectivity in person and predicate --
Ch. 4. The evaluative character of relational clauses --
Ch. 5. Summaries and conclusions --
App. B. Intermediate function verbs in the database.
Series Title: Studies in discourse and grammar, v. 11.
Responsibility: Joanne Scheibman.
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This study on point of view and grammar takes as its starting point the notion that language - in particular casual conversation - is subjective to varying degrees. The theory and practise that  Read more...

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