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Unexpected and innovative uses of constructions: is there a need to supplement a dictionary with constructional information?

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Presented at Dictionaries and Text Corpora session
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Consider the sentences (1a-b), from the TIME Corpus: (1) a ... the others ... bullied him into leaving the jury room. (1928) b ...railroads ... had thumbscrewed the mine operators into thumbscrewing the miners. (1928) (1a) and (1b) illustrate the transitive into -ing pattern, where a matrix verb selects an object and a sentential complement that consists of into and an -ing clause. The paper identifies the transitive into -ing pattern, and then turns to the OED treatment of verbs selecting i...

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University of Tampere, Finland
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Department of English
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English
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2011-02-17

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