The Semantic Variability of Absolute Constructions

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The goal of this book is to investigate the semantics of absolute constructions in English; specifically, my object is to provide an explanation for the semantic variability of such constructions. As has been widely noted in traditional grammatical studies of English, free adjuncts and absolute phrases have the ability to playa number of specific logical roles in the sentences in which they appear; yet, paradoxically, they lack any overt indication of their logical connection to the clause which they modify. How, then, is ...

The Semantic Variability of Absolute Constructions 1984, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9789027718952

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The Semantic Variability of Absolute Constructions 1984, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9789027718969

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