1st Edition

Free Adjuncts and Absolutes in English
Problems of Control and Interpretation





ISBN 9780415867696
Published February 7, 2014 by Routledge
268 Pages

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Book Description

Free adjuncts and absolutes typically function as adverbial clauses which are not overtly specified for any particular adverbial relation. The book is a non-formal, corpus based study of their current use in English. Its particular focus is on a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of their semantic indeterminacy and the syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic factors that help resolve it.