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Complementation of light verb constructions in world Englishness: a corpus-based study
Complementation of light verb constructions in world Englishness: a corpus-based study

Author(s): Judita Giparaitė
Subject(s): Lexis, Semantics, Computational linguistics
Published by: Lietuvos edukologijos universitetas
Keywords: light verb constructions; deverbal noun; corpus based analysis; English varieties; frequency analysis; complementation patterns;

Summary/Abstract: Light verb constructions (LVCs) have been studied not only in native Englishness, but also in a number of non-native varieties. The present research focuses on the constructions with the light verbs have, get, give, make, and do combined with the deverbal noun laugh. The study aims at giving a descriptive analysis of the structures in question in twenty English varieties on the basis of corpus data. All the data for analysis are collected from the GloWbE corpus. Constructions have/get/give a laugh is investigated in terms of frequency and complementation patterns.

  • Issue Year: 18/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 19-39
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: English