Apposition in Contemporary English (Studies in English by Charles F. Meyer

By Charles F. Meyer

Apposition in modern English is the 1st full-length therapy of apposition. It presents specified dialogue of its linguistic features and of its utilization in several types of speech and writing, derived from the information of British and American desktop corpora. Charles Meyer demonstrates the inadequacies of prior reports and argues that apposition is a grammatical relation learned by means of buildings having specific syntactic, semantic and pragmatic features, of which definite are dominant. The language of press reportage, fiction, discovered writing and spontaneous dialog is analyzed.

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NPs headingfirstunits of tto-appositions NP fact feeling view impression suggestion assumption idea news theory Other Total No. 13. NPs heading first units of /o-appositions NP No. 14. 13, with the noun phrase tendency occurring most frequently: (50) ... there is a tendency to confine the word ' history' to what can be put into a serious history hooky and perhaps taught with safety and without controversial overtones in schools and colleges. 14 calculates the frequency with which the noun phrases in the first units of that- and /0-appositions were nominalized or non-nominalized noun phrases.

96) On the shores north and south, the fishers and mooncursers — smugglers - lived along the churning Great South Bay and the narrow barrier of sand, Fire Island. (Brown K16 80-3) (97) These are few and seemingly disjointed data, but they illustrate the important fact that fundamental alterations in conditioned reactions occur in a variety of states in which the hypothalamic balance has been altered by physiological experimentation, pharmacological action, or clinical processes. (Brown J17 1420—60) (98) Vital secrets of Britain's first atomic submarine, the Dreadnought, and, by implication, of the entire United States Navy's still-building nuclear sub fleet, were stolen by a Londonbased Soviet spy ring, secret service agents testified today.

120) The interview had taken place on 18 November; and the news had come one week later to the day: 25 November 1949, a Friday. 38-1) In example 121, in contrast, the apposition is non-binary: the third unit is not in apposition with the second unit; instead, both units are in apposition with the first unit. (121) But in Goodrich's return there was really too much room for conjecture, too wide a margin of uncertainty. After all, a figure had to be arrived at, a definite sum in pounds, shillings, and pence, a last chord in which all the conflicts and problems of the return would be resolved.

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