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Types of Absolute Constructions in Modern English

The paper was presented at the 22-nd International Conference on British and American studies, which took place on 17-19 May 2012 at West University of Timisoara, Romania

ABSTRACT

The paper offers a general characterization of the English absolute construction (AC) and a detailed classification of the various types of ACs in present-day English. Some observations on the use of this construction in different types of discourse are also made. The results are finally systematized and presented in a table illustrating the frequency profile of ACs in Modern English.


2012-05-28 (Read 5897 times.)