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Apposition in Contemporary English

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ISBN-10: 0521394759

ISBN-13: 9780521394758

Edition: 1992

Authors: Charles F. Meyer

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Apposition in Contemporary English is the first full-length treatment of apposition. It provides detailed discussion of its linguistic characteristics and of its usage in various kinds of speech and writing, derived from the data of British and American computer corpora. Charles Meyer demonstrates the inadequacies of previous studies and argues that apposition is a grammatical relation realized by constructions having particular syntactic, semantic and pragmatic characteristics, of which certain are dominant. The language of press reportage, fiction, learned writing and spontaneous conversation is analyzed.
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Book details

List price: $98.99
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/19/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 168
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.924

Charles F. Meyer is Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His recent publications include English Corpus Linguistics: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2002).

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Apposition as a grammatical relation
The syntax of apposition
The semantics of apposition
The pragmatics of apposition
Apposition in the grammar of English