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Author Römer, Ute.

Title Progressives, patterns, pedagogy : a corpus-driven approach to English progressive forms, functions, contexts, and didactics / Ute R?omer
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., [2005]
©2005
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 327 pages)
Series Studies in corpus linguistics, 1388-0373 ; v. 18
Studies in corpus linguistics ; v. 18. 1388-0373
Contents 1. Introduction: A need to take stock of progressives -- 2. The theoretical basis of the study: Corpora, contexts, didactics -- 3. Progressives in theoretical studies and grammars of English -- 4. Progressives in spoken British English -- 5. Progressive teaching : Progressives in the German EFL classroom -- 6. Progressives in real spoken English and in "school" English: A -- comparison -- 7. Pedagogical implications: True facts, textbooks, teaching -- 8. Conclusions: Corpus, practice, theory
Cover -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Dedication -- Table of contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1.1. Scope and aims of the study -- 1.2. Method of analysis -- 1.3. Structure of the book -- The theoretical basis of the study -- 2.1. Corpus-driven linguistics (CDL) -- 2.1.1. CDL -- a new theory emerging from corpus work -- 2.1.2. Corpus-based vs. corpus-driven approaches -- 2.2. Contextual approaches to the study of language -- 2.2.1. John R. Firth -- 2.2.2. John McH. Sinclair -- 2.3. Pedagogic and didactic grammar -- 2.3.1. Definitions -- 2.3.2. The Mindtian approach -- empirical grammars -- 2.3.3. The present approach -- Progressives in theoretical studies and grammars of English -- 3.1. Problems of definition and terminology -- 3.2. The diachronic dimension: Progressives on the rise -- 3.3. The English progressive in two influential theoretical studies -- 3.3.1. Comrie 1976 -- 3.3.2. Williams 2002 -- 3.4. The progressive in recent linguistic and empirical grammars -- 3.4.1. Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, Svartvik 1985 -- 3.4.2. Biber, Johansson, Leech, Conrad, Finegan 1999 -- 3.4.3. Mindt 2000 -- 3.4.4. Huddleston, Pullum 2002 -- 3.5. Previous empirical findings on the use of the progressive -- 3.5.1. Frequencies -- 3.5.2. Functions -- 3.5.3. Contexts -- Progressives in spoken British English -- 4.1. Corpus selection -- 4.1.1. Why spoken British native-speaker English (BrNSE)? -- 4.1.2. Availability of spoken British native-speaker English corpora -- 4.1.3. Corpus size and representativeness -- 4.1.4. Corpora used in this study -- 4.2. The empirical method: BNC and BoE data collection, processing, and evaluation -- 4.2.1. Verbs under analysis -- 4.2.2. The collection of corpus data: Query strategies -- 4.2.3. Data filtering -- 4.2.4. Data processing and encoding: The construction of an Access database -- 4.2.5. Data evaluation -- 4.3. The use of progressives in spoken English (I) -- contexts -- 4.3.1. Distribution of different tense forms -- 4.3.2. Tense form contractions -- 4.3.3. Progressives and subjects -- 4.3.4. Progressives and objects -- 4.3.5. Progressives and prepositions -- 4.3.6. Progressives and negation -- 4.3.7. Progressives and other lexical-grammatical phenomena -- 4.3.8. Adverbial specification -- 4.3.9. Summary of the findings [spoken English -- contexts] -- 4.4. The use of progressives in spoken English (II) -- functions -- 4.4.1. Time reference -- 4.4.2. Two central function features: Continuousness and repeatedness -- 4.4.3. One central function or several central functions? -- 4.4.4. Central functions and time reference -- 4.4.5. Additional functions of the progressive -- 4.4.6. Additional functions and time reference -- 4.4.7. Summary of the findings [spoken English -- functions] -- 4.5. Verbs and progressives -- How lexical is grammar? -- 4.5.1. Distribution and restrictions: 100 verbs and 9,468 concordance lines [BNC/BoE] -- 4.5.2. Verbs and tense form distributions [BNC/BoE] -- 4.5.3. Verbs and subjects [BNC/BoE] -- 4.5.4. Verbs and objects [BNC/BoE] -- 4.5.5. Verbs and prepositions [BNC/BoE] -- 4.5.6. Verbs and negation [BNC/BoE] -- 4.5.7. Verbs and other lexical-grammatical phenomena [BNC/BoE] -- 4.5.8. Verbs and adverbial specification [BNC/BoE] -- 4.5.9. Verbs and time reference [BNC/BoE] -- 4.5.10. Verbs and central functions of the progressive [BNC/BoE]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject English language -- Discourse analysis.
English language -- Study and teaching -- German speakers.
English language -- Tense.
English language -- Verb phrase.
English language -- Great Britain -- Discourse analysis.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9027222894
9027294291 (electronic bk.)
9789027222893
9789027294296 (electronic bk.)