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

By Ursula Lenker

The booklet is the 1st corpus-based research giving a entire evaluation of English goods which were used as adverbial connectors ('conjuncts', 'linking adverbials'), from outdated English to Present-Day English. the writer analyses diversified features of the makeup, features and use of connectives, and considers morphological and syntactic components in addition to pragmatic, textlinguistic and socio-cultural points.

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Overmore Additive (Reinforcing) ME3 CMDOCU3, CMAELR3 ME4 CMOFFIC4 Collocations: and overmore ME3 CMAELR3 Eft and eftsona ‘also, furthermore’, on the other hand, were only used in the Old and Early Middle English period. eft Additive (Reinforcing) ‘also; furthermore’ OE2 COLAECE OE3 COQUADRU, COAELHOM, COBENRUL, COAE LET3, COAEPREG OE4 COLAW4, COLACNU, COAELET4 ME1 CMPERIDI, CMBODLEY ME2 CMAYENBI Collocations: and eft OE2 COCURA ME1 CMPERIDI, CMVESHOM, CMTRINIT, CMLAMBET, CMBODLEY, CMVICES1 ac eft OE2 COCURA eftsona Additive (Equative – Reinforcing) ‘moreover, likewise’ ME1 CMPERIDI, CMTRINIT Collocations: and eftsona ME1 CMPERIDI Eft and eftsona are also found in collocations with the coordinator and, but also with ac ‘but’.

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.

22) He wrote an extremely book. (23) He started smoking very . In addition to these functions on the phrase level, adverbs may also have a wider scope which extends over the whole sentence. These adverbs are accordingly labelled sentence or sentential adverbials. Sentence adverbials may be defined as “a class of syntactically dispensable lexemes which affect/modify in various ways the content of a sentence in which they occur” (Ramat and Ricca 1998: 189), as in (24) probably .

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