A Corpus-based Analysis of THAT-deletion in Complement Clauses after the Verbs of Saying in English and Lithuanian Cover Image

A Corpus-based Analysis of THAT-deletion in Complement Clauses after the Verbs of Saying in English and Lithuanian
A Corpus-based Analysis of THAT-deletion in Complement Clauses after the Verbs of Saying in English and Lithuanian

Author(s): Judita Giparaitė, Julija Ritčik
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Baltic Languages
Published by: Lietuvos edukologijos universitetas
Keywords: that-deletion; complement that-clauses; verbs of saying; a corpus-based analysis; a contrastive study;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the present research is to make a contrastive analysis of that-deletion in complement that-clauses in English and Lithuanian on the basis of corpus data. All the data for analysis are collected from the British National Corpus and the Corpus of the Contemporary Lithuanian Language. That-deletion in complement that-clauses is studied in terms of distribution across registers, the properties of the matrix verbs and the structural properties of the clauses.

  • Issue Year: 19/2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 48-66
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: English