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Deconstructing the English Passive
  

Deconstructing the English Passive (Hardback)

By Wanner, Anja

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Presents an analysis of the form and function of the passive construction in English. This book examines the structural ingredients of the passive and emphasizes the notion of an implicit argument, which sets the passive apart from other constructions with non-agentive subjects.

ISBN 9783110196320
Barcode 9783110196320
Published 29 August 2017 by De Gruyter
Format Hardback
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Series Topics in English Linguistics [Tiel] (part: 41)
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ISBN-13 9783110196320
ISBN-10 3110196328
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher De Gruyter
Imprint Walter de Gruyter
Publication Date 29 August 2017
International Publication Date 15 July 2009
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wanner, Anja
Series Topics in English Linguistics [Tiel] (part: 41)
Category Grammar, Syntax, Linguistic Structure
Language Usage Guides
Number of Pages 239
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 474g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress English language - Discourse analysis, Grammar, Comparative and general - Verb phrase, English language - Passive voice, Grammar, Comparative and general - Voice
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 425
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Deconstructing the English Passive presents an analysis of the form and function of the passive construction in English. The book examines the structural ingredients of the passive and emphasizes the notion of an implicit argument, which sets the passive apart from other constructions with non-agentive subjects. The theoretical analysis is supported with corpus data, including a case study of the passive in academic writing.

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Author's Bio

Anja Wanner, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

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