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A corpus-based contrastive study of the passive and related constructions in English and Swedish


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Title: A corpus-based contrastive study of the passive and related constructions in English and Swedish
Authors: Fredriksson, Anna-Lena
Issue Date: 24-May-2016
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Languages and Literatures ; Institutionen för språk och litteraturer
Date of Defence: 2016-06-14
Disputation: Tisdagen 14 juni 2016, kl. 13.15, T302, Olof Wijksgatan 6
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: passive construction
active
middle
intransitive
contrastive study
cross-linguistic study
corpus-based
parallel corpus
translation
Swedish
English
network
transitivity
animacy
agent
patient
fiction
non-fiction
theme-rheme
Abstract: The present study investigates the passive and related constructions in English and Swedish. It is a bi-directional study that uses empirical fiction and non-fiction material in the form of original texts and their translations from the English-Swedish Parallel Corpus. Using a contrastive research methodology, the aims are to characterise the passive and its use, and to chart the relationships between the passive and related constructions in a network. The first part of the investigation is b... more
ISBN: 978-91-983302-3-6
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/41822
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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