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Subsective gradience in 2nd participles : an aspectual approach to adjectival passives and attributive participles in English
(2018-01-23) - Thesis
This study investigates the adjectival passive, in accordance with Beedham’s (2005, 1982) analysis of the passive as an aspect, with the caveat that telicity is an optimal, not sufficient, condition. The affinity of the ...
A phonotactic link between strong verbs and function words in English
(2014-10) - Journal article
The German language and Reunification 1990 : the effect of emotion on the use of modal particles in East and West Berlin
(2002) - Thesis
The thesis looks at the language of Germany before and after unification in 1990. In particular the language of the German Democratic Republic before the Wende is examined and the subsequent changes within it. Furthermore, ...
Idioms with a viable literal interpretation in German advertisements
(University of St Andrews, 2004) - Thesis
An idiom is a set phrase which is relatively syntactically and semantically fixed, and which produces striking stylistic and rhetorical effects. Advertising is a discourse type which is particularly rich in idioms: around ...
The Arabic verb : form and meaning in the vowel-lengthening patterns
(2010-06-24) - Thesis
The research presented in this dissertation adopts an empirical Saussurean structuralist approach to elucidating the true meaning of the verb patterns characterised formally by vowel lengthening in Modern Standard Arabic ...
The passive construction być/zostać + V-n-/-on-/-t- in Polish : an aspectual analysis
(University of St Andrews, 2012) - Thesis
The idea that passive sentences are equivalent in meaning to their active counterparts has raised numerous questions among linguists particularly for the last several decades. The main dilemma regarding this relationship ...