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The extender tags and the like and or something in late Modern English: A formal and functional approach
Extender tags can be defined as a class of expressions of the type and stuff and or something that are added to the end of phrases, sometimes in clause-final position in order to extend otherwise complete utterances ...
Changes in argument structure: Impersonal constructions in Middle and Early Modern English, with special reference to verbs of Desire. A corpus-based study
The class of verbs of Desire (Levin 1993) comprises verbs whose syntax and semantics have undergone important changes in the course of their histories. In earlier English, they could be used impersonally in constructions ...
A corpus-based study on nearsynonymy: The concept PLEASANT SMELLING in 19th- and 20th-century American English
This dissertation examines the distributional patterns of the five adjectival near-synonyms fragrant, perfumed, scented, sweet-scented, and sweet-smelling, which designate the concept PLEASANT SMELLING in American English ...