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Author Schmid, Hans-Jörg.

Title English abstract nouns as conceptual shells : from corpus to cognition / Hans-Jörg Schmid.

Publication Info. Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2000.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (427 pages)
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Series Topics in English linguistics ; 34
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [421]-441) and indexes.
Contents Foundations: Theory, terminology and methodology -- Approaching shell nouns -- The term shell noun -- Defining shell nouns and shell-content complexes in functional terms -- A brief note on the theoretical stance -- The links between shell nouns and contents -- Triggering co-interpretation -- Lexico-grammatical patterns of shell-noun uses -- From identity of reference to experiential identity -- The semantic contributions of different types of complements: a survey of the evidence from verbal complementation -- Basic functions of shell-noun typical patterns -- The systematic investigation of shell nouns -- The From-Corpus-to-Cognition Principle -- Data retrieval -- Cleaning up the data -- Systematic misses of the corpus inquiry -- A survey of the results of the corpus inquiry -- Semantic prerequisites -- Abstractness -- Extensional abstractness and classes of abstract entities -- Stylistic abstractness and grammatical metaphor -- Unspecificity and structure-inherent semantic gaps -- The use of shell nouns -- Describing shell-noun uses -- Degrees of typicality -- Explaining the meanings of shell-noun uses: features and frames -- Factual uses -- Neutral uses -- Causal uses -- Evidential uses -- Comparative uses -- Partitive uses -- Attitudinal factual uses -- Linguistic uses -- Propositional uses -- Illocutionary uses -- Assertive uses -- Rogative uses -- Directive uses -- Commissive uses -- Expressive uses -- Mental uses -- Conceptual uses -- Psychological-state uses -- Creditive uses -- Dubitative uses -- Volitional uses.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed November 13, 2013).
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject English language -- Noun phrase.
English language -- Noun.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9783110808704 (e-book)

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