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A cognitive linguistic analysis of the English imperative : by Hidemitsu Takahashi

By Hidemitsu Takahashi

1. checklist of figures, portraits; 2. record of tables, pxi; three. Abbreviations, pxiii; four. Acknowledgments, pxv-xvii; five. 1. advent, p1-20; 6. 2. watching English imperatives in motion, p21-56; 7. three. The that means of the English vital, p57-92; eight. four. Accounting for the various findings in bankruptcy 2 and the alternative among imperatives and oblique directives, p93-119; nine. five. combined crucial structures: Passive, revolutionary, and perfective imperatives in English, p121-135; 10. 6. Conditional imperatives in English, p137-171; eleven. 7. English imperatives in concessive clauses, p173-196; 12. eight. eastern imperatives, p197-219; thirteen. nine. Conclusions and customers, p221-224; 14. References, p225-236; 15. information resources, p237; sixteen. identify index, p239-240; 17. topic index, p241-242

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154) b. … Tell them anything.  (Malice, p. 154) c. Just tell him I’m taking a drive to the Cape.  (Deception, p. 149) d. You tell the client what to do.  (Deception, p. 213). e. Tell Samuels I have an emergency, that I’ll explain later. (Deception, p. 403) (Sky, p. 309) (Deception, p. 202) In summary, the verb tell behaves very differently according to whether it appears in imperatives or declaratives. First, it was found that monotransitive and ditransitive uses are both frequent in imperatives, despite the fact that ditransitive use 35 36 A Cognitive Linguistic Analysis of the English Imperative is generally predominant (cf.

This information is crucial in interpreting each imperative utterance with accuracy. Standard corpora would reveal a wide range of statistic tendencies as well as how native speakers use language in authentic environments, but they do not normally show the kinds of contextual information indispensable for the present study – most notably, information concerning who is talking to whom as well as the social situation in which the conversation is Chapter 2. Observing English imperatives in action taking place.

64) c. Tell me, have you noticed any cognition at all in your daughter, any tearing when you mention her name? 125) d. Tell me, Vinnie, how did you narrow down the Smiths and Joneses? (Deception, p. 306) (C) ditransitive: tell me + Indirect Interrogative (6/25 tokens) (13) a. Please, tell me who Rupert is. 133) b. Just tell me what you did with the brief.  (Pelican, p. 135) c. Look, Darby, tell me where you want to meet right now, …  (Pelican, p. 212) Chapter 2. Observing English imperatives in action d.

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