By John Flowerdew,Richard W. Forest

Signalling nouns (SNs) are summary nouns like challenge, end result, notion, and truth that are non-specific of their which means whilst thought of in isolation and particular of their which means via connection with their linguistic context. SNs give a contribution to harmony and assessment in discourse. This paintings deals the 1st ebook size remedy of the SN phenomenon to regard the useful and discourse good points of the class as basic. utilizing a balanced corpus of actual info, the e-book explores the lexicogrammatical and discourse good points of SNs in educational magazine articles, textbooks, and lectures throughout quite a number disciplines within the ordinary and social sciences. The booklet may be crucial interpreting for researchers and complicated scholars of semantics, syntax, corpus linguistics and discourse research, as well as students and lecturers within the box of English for tutorial purposes.

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