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

By Ursula Lenker

The e-book is the 1st corpus-based learn giving a entire assessment of English goods that have been used as adverbial connectors ('conjuncts', 'linking adverbials'), from outdated English to Present-Day English.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 elements in addition to pragmatic, textlinguistic and socio-cultural features.

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So longe sche preyid þat he was clene delyueryd of þe sekenes and leuyd many gerys aftyr & had a wife & a childe, blissyd mote God ben, for he weddyd hys wife in Pruce in Dewchelonde. Whan tydyngys cam to hys modyr fro ouyr þe see þat hir sone had weddyd, sche was ryth glad & thankyd God wyth al hir hert, supposyng & trustyng he xulde leuyn clene & chast as þe lawe of matrimony askith. Sithyn, whan God wolde, hys wife had a childe, a fayr mayde‑child. þan he sent tydingys to hys modyr in‑to Inglond how gracyowsly God had visityd hym & hys wife … (CMKEMPE p.

2). This choice of texts causes another well-known problem for the historical analysis: there are not only few texts of this type extant from earlier periods of English, but most of them are translations from Latin or French. 8. 2 (“Alphabetical Index of Adverbial Connectors”) and Appendix B (to be found on the accompanying CD-ROM). Appendix A1 provides a synopsis of all the linguistic items which have been used as adverbial connectors in the history of English in alphabetical order. The data collected in this appendix have served as the basis for analysing the developments in the inventories of adverbial connectors from Old English to Modern English in Chapters 6 to 12.

Thus, cross‑linguistic accounts base their classification of clause linkage on the absence or presence of an explicit linking device; see, for instance, Lehmann’s criterion “isolation vs. linkage” (Lehmann 1988: 210–213; subsection “explicitness of linking”). In Raible’s scheme of the dimension of linkage as realisation from “aggregation to integration” (cf. the title of Raible 1992: Junk‑ tion. 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’).

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