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A synchronic corpus study of as if-clauses and as though-clauses in adverbial, complementation and monoclausal constructions

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Scius, Mathilde ULiège
Promotor(s) : Van linden, An ULiège
Date of defense : 13-Jun-2019/21-Jun-2019 • Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2268.2/6668
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Title : A synchronic corpus study of as if-clauses and as though-clauses in adverbial, complementation and monoclausal constructions
Author : Scius, Mathilde ULiège
Date of defense  : 13-Jun-2019/21-Jun-2019
Advisor(s) : Van linden, An ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Brems, Lieselotte ULiège
Möller, Robert ULiège
Language : English
Number of pages : 83
Keywords : [en] comparative subordinators
[en] as if
[en] as though
[en] Present-Day English
[en] corpus
Discipline(s) : Arts & humanities > Languages & linguistics
Target public : Researchers
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Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Degree: Master en langues et lettres modernes, orientation générale, à finalité didactique
Faculty: Master thesis of the Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres

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[en] This dissertation provides a synchronic study of as if-clauses and as though-clauses in adverbial, complementation and monoclausal constructions. The study analyses data drawn from the corpus Collins Wordbanks Online. This dissertation has three aims: (a) to compare the subordinators and see to what extent the findings on as if apply to as though, (b) to study the meanings of as if-clauses and as though-clauses and show that they do not exclusively express comparison or denial, and (c) to determine which of the two subordinators has moved furthest down the cline of grammaticalization.


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  • Scius, Mathilde ULiège Université de Liège > Master lang. & lettres mod, or. gén., à fin.

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  • Brems, Lieselotte ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de langues modernes : ling., litt. et trad. > Langue anglaise & Linguist.synchro.& diachro.de l'anglais
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  • Möller, Robert ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de langues modernes : ling., litt. et trad. > Lang.,linguist.synchro.& diachro.de l'all.-Litt.all. M.A.
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