Uncontracted Negatives and Negative Contractions in Contemporary English: A Corpus-based Study.

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Univ Santiago de Compostela, 2007 - 456 pages
 

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Contents

Types of operator negation in PDE
13
Bibers 1987 frequencies of the use of contractions in AmE and in BrE in different texttypes
28
Morpheme order correlations with verb and adposition order in Greenbergs 1963 sample
44
Percentages of contractions according to texttype in Biber et al 1999
59
Percentages of contractions of is and are in Biber et al 1999
64
Distribution of words in each texttype in the six written corpora 89
89
Distribution of LLC texttypes and word targets
91
Distribution of the selected CSPAE texttypes and word targets
92
UncNs and contractions according to texttype in ACE
236
Examples with the beoperator in ACE
237
Individual forms of the beoperator in ACE
238
Occurrences with lexical be and auxiliary be in ACE
239
OpeCs and NotCs with lexical be and auxiliary be in ACE
240
Negative forms with the haveoperator in ACE
241
Individual forms of the haveoperator in ACE
242
Negative variants with the willoperator in ACE
245

Distribution of WSC texttypes and word targets
94
Summarised information of the nine corpora used in the present study
95
Negative shall in the corpus
118
Negation of had better and would rather
122
Total number of examples in each corpora
124
Total number of tokens found in the corpora according to type of operator
126
Distribution of KO contexts in the different corpora
147
Number of examples in each corpora KO contexts excluded 148 Table 17 Total number of examples KO contexts excluded according to the type of ...
150
Distribution of tokens according to type of subject
154
UncNOpeCNotC distribution in LOB according to texttype
157
Distribution of occurrences with the beoperator in LOB
158
Individual forms of the beoperator in LOB
160
Lexical be vs auxiliary be in LOB 167
167
OpeCs and NotCs with lexical be and auxiliary be in LOB
168
Negative forms with the haveoperator in LOB
169
Individual forms of the haveoperator in LOB
171
Distribution of negative forms with the willoperator in LOB
174
The operator would in LOB
176
Distribution of negative forms according to type of subject and operator in LOB 182
182
UncNOpeCNotC examples according to texttype in FLOB
185
Distribution of occurrences with the beoperator in FLOB
187
Individual forms of the beoperator in FLOB
189
Lexical be and auxiliary be in FLOB
190
OpeCs and NotCs with lexical be and auxiliary be in FLOB
191
Negative instances with the haveoperator in FLOB
192
Individual forms of the haveoperator in FLOB
194
Occurrences with the willoperator in FLOB
197
Negative examples with the wouldoperator in FLOB
199
Distribution of negative forms according to type of subject and operator in FLOB
201
Instances according to texttype in BROWN
204
Examples with the beoperator in BROWN
205
Individual forms of the beoperator in BROWN
206
Lexical be and auxiliary be in BROWN
208
OpeCs and NotCs with lexical be and auxiliary be in BROWN 209 Table 44 Negative examples with the haveoperator in BROWN
209
Individual forms of the haveoperator in BROWN
211
Distribution of examples with the willoperator in BROWN 214 Table 47 Examples with the wouldoperator in BROWN
215
Distribution of negative forms according to type of subject and operator in BROWN
217
Full forms and contractions according to texttype in FROWN 220 Table 50 Occurrences with the beoperator in FROWN
221
Distribution of individual forms of the beoperator in FROWN 222 Table 52 Lexical be and auxiliary be in FROWN
225
OpeCs and NotCs with lexical be and auxiliary be in FROWN 225 Table 54 Examples with the haveoperator in FROWN
226
Individual forms of the haveoperator in FROWN
227
Negative variants with the willoperator in FROWN
230
The operator would in FROWN
232
Distribution of negative forms according to type of subject and operator in FROWN
233
Examples with the wouldoperator in ACE
246
Distribution of examples according to type of subject and operator in ACE
248
Tokens according to texttype in WWC
251
Occurrences with the beoperator in WWC
253
Individual forms of the beoperator in WWC
254
Lexical be and auxiliary be in WWC
255
Examples with the haveoperator in WWC
256
Individual forms of the haveoperator in WWC
258
Negative tokens with the willoperator in WWC
260
Instances with the wouldoperator in WWC
261
Distribution of examples according to type of subject and operator in WWC
263
Full forms and contractions according to texttype in LLC
267
Examples with the beoperator in LLC
269
Individual forms of the beoperator in LLC
270
Lexical be and auxiliary be in LLC
272
Occurrences with the haveoperator in LLC
273
Individual forms of the haveoperator in LLC
274
Tokens with the willoperator in LLC
277
Instances with the wouldoperator in LLC
278
Distribution of negative forms according to type of subject and operator in LLC 280
280
Negative examples according to texttype in CSPAE
283
Instances with the beoperator in CSPAE
284
Individual forms of the beoperator in CSPAE
285
Lexical be and auxiliary be in CSPAE
287
OpeCs and NotCs with lexical be and auxiliary be in CSPAE 287 Table 94 The operator have in CSPAE
288
Individual forms of the haveoperator in CSPAE
289
Examples with the willoperator in CSPAE
292
Occurrences with the wouldoperator in CSPAE
293
Distribution of examples according to type of subject and operator in CSPAE 294
294
Negative examples according to texttype in WSC
297
The operator be in WSC
299
Individual forms of the beoperator in WSC
301
Lexical be and auxiliary be in WSC
302
Instances with the haveoperator in WSC
303
Individual forms of the haveoperator in WSC
304
Examples with the willoperator in WSC
309
Occurrences with the wouldoperator in WSC
310
Distribution of examples according to type of subject and operator in WSC 313
313
UncNs in categories J L and P in LOB and FLOB 316
316
OpeCs in categories K P L E and J in LOB and FLOB
318
Distribution of examples according to type of subject and operator in the written BrE corpora LOBFLOB
360
Full forms and contractions with the operators have will and would in FROWN and CSPAE 365
365
UncNOpeCNotC variants in the BrE corpora according to four general textual categories 379
379

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