ERIC Number: ED026646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Some Systems of Substitution Correlations in Modern American English.
Substitutes in English (such as "he,""she,""it,""one,""do so,""thus,""there," and "such") participate in an intricate network of systems. This study aims to identify those English substitutes which are words or word sequences and to describe their workings in some of the major substitution subsystems of the language. It defines a substitute as "a closed-list item which designates not a real-world referent but a member of a positioned class or subclass of constructions (or words) which it can, under conventional circumstances, replace." Using Robert L. Allen's sector analysis of English as a framework, the book characterizes substitutes as tagmemes. Chapters consist of the following--(1) Review of Other Studies, (2) Investigative Framework, (3) Substitution in the Predicatival Hierarchy, (4) Substitution in the Nominal Hierarchy, (5) The Substitute Correlates of Modifier Strings, (6) A Comparison of Predicatival Substitutes in English and in Selected Asian and Pacific Languages, and (7) A Summary. A bibliography and topic and author index conclude the volume. (AMM)
Descriptors: Chinese, Contrastive Linguistics, English, Grammar, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Language Patterns, Linguistic Theory, Syntax, Tagalog, Tagmemic Analysis, Thai
Mouton and Company, The Hague, P.O. Box 1132, The Netherlands (Janua Linguarum, Series Maior 23, $9.97).
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Identifiers: Sector Analysis; Substitution Correlates (Grammar)
Note: Slightly revised version of author's doctoral dissertation (Columbia University, Teachers College, Dept. of Languages and Literature, 1965).