Argument and Rhetoric: Adverbial Connectors in the History by Ursula Lenker

By Ursula Lenker

The ebook is the 1st corpus-based examine giving a complete evaluate of English goods which were used as adverbial connectors ('conjuncts', 'linking adverbials'), from previous English to Present-Day English. the writer analyses various features of the makeup, features and use of connectives, and considers morphological and syntactic elements in addition to pragmatic, textlinguistic and socio-cultural points.

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1985: 634–640; Biber et al. 1999: 875–879). Although the grammarians choose different labels, the categories distinguished are basically the same for different languages and have also changed only slightly since the first detailed account by Campbell ([1776] 1963: 404). : Semantic relations marked by adverbial connectors according to Campbell ([1776] 1963: 404) – copulative (when facts are related in continuation, or when one argument, remark, or illustration, is with the same view produced after another) And, now, also, too, likewise, again, besides, further, moreover, yea, nay, nor – disjunctive a) adversative (if the sentiment in the second sentence is in any way opposed to that which immediately precedes) But, or, however, whereas b) exceptive (if it is produced as an exception): yet, nevertheless – causal (if the latter sentence includes the reason of what had been affirmed in the first): for – illative (if it contain an inference): therefore, then 40 The category “adverb” Similarly, the Comprehensive Grammar (Quirk et al.

Eine Dimension der Sprache und ihre Realisierungsformen zwischen Aggregation und Integration), explicit linkers are used in categories II to IV (diagram on the inserted foldout): category II “Junktion durch Wiederaufnahme (eines Teils) des vorhergehenden Satzes” (‘Linkage by resumption of (a part of) the preceding sentence’), category III “Explizit verknüpfte Hauptsätze” (‘Explicitly linked main clauses’) and category IV “Verknüpfung durch subordinierende Konjunktionen” (‘Linkage by subordinating conjunctions’).

This fourth category is not adopted here because the whole category of “subjunct” has been repeatedly criticised (for a recent assessment, see Valera 1998: 267–270). 36 The category “adverb” taken over by the leading grammar of English, the Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (Quirk et al. : Classification of adverbials in the Comprehensive Grammar (Quirk et al. 1985) and the Longman Grammar (Biber et al. 1999) scope: phrase scope: sentence scope: sentence/text Quirk et al. 1985 adjunct content/style disjunct conjunct Biber et al.

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