Cleft and Pseudo-Cleft Constructions in English: Volume 4 by Peter C. Collins

By Peter C. Collins

First released in 1991, this ebook examines the communicative houses of ‘cleft’ and ‘pseudo-cleft’ structures in modern English. The e-book argues that those houses can't be neglected in any try and offer an sufficient grammatical description of the structures. additionally, they supply a resource of motives for the styles of stylistic edition displayed by way of clefts and pseudo-clefts. The e-book stories findings from a corpus-based learn of clefts and pseudo-clefts in smooth British English.

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