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dc.contributor.authorDeshors, Sandra C
dc.contributor.authorRautionaho, Paula
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-27T13:16:24Z
dc.date.available2018-11-27T13:16:24Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/7181
dc.description.abstractThis corpus-based study focuses on the alternation between progressive and non-progressive constructions in native and non-native varieties. We adopt a quantitative-qualitative approach starting with a collostructional analysis of the two constructions to assess association strengths between lexical verbs, semantic domains and Aktionsart categories on the one hand, and progressive and non-progressive constructions on the other hand. We then explore the constructions semantically and qualitatively. Overall, associations between the two constructions and Achievements and Accomplishments on the one hand, and semantic domains other than Activity or Existence on the other, do not unanimously influence writers’ constructional choices. Further, there may not be one single core meaning of the progressive, but rather a complex of meanings activated by the use of the progressive construction. Ultimately, we paint a multifaceted picture of the meanings of the progressive and show the benefit of combining quantitative and qualitative approaches to explore constructional semantics across Englishes.
dc.language.isoenglanti
dc.publisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEnglish World-Wide
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1075/eww.00016.des
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.subjectdistinctive collexeme analysis
dc.subjectEFL
dc.subjectESL
dc.subjectnative English
dc.subjectprogressive versus non-progressive and semantic domains
dc.titleThe progressive versus non-progressive alternation: A semantic exploration across World Englishes
dc.description.versionfinal draft
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Humanities / Foreign Languages and Translation Studies
uef.solecris.id58564842en
dc.type.publicationTieteelliset aikakauslehtiartikkelit
dc.rights.accessrights© John Benjamins
dc.relation.doi10.1075/eww.00016.des
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange309-337
dc.publisher.countrySaksa
dc.relation.issn0172-8865
dc.relation.issue3
dc.relation.volume39
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.type.okmA1
uef.solecris.openaccessEi


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