Corpus, Cognition and Causative Constructions

English | Mar. 24, 2010 | ISBN: 9027223130 | 347 Pages | PDF | 7 MB


English | Mar. 24, 2010 | ISBN: 9027223130 | 347 Pages | PDF | 7 MB
English causative constructions with cause, get, have and make are often mistakenly presented as (quasi-)synonymous and more or less interchangeable. This book demonstrates the value of corpus linguistics in identifying the syntactic, semantic, lexical and stylistic features that are distinctive for each of these constructions.

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