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Kaatari, Henrik
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Kaatari, H. (2017). Adjectives complemented by that- and to-clauses: Exploring semantico-syntactic relationships and genre variation. (Doctoral dissertation). Uppsala: Department of English
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2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The present compilation thesis investigates adjectives complemented by that- and to-clauses. More specifically, the thesis is concerned with extraposed (e.g. it is likely that she will win and it is important to win) and post-predicate clauses (e.g. I’m sure that he’s alive and I’m glad to see you). The thesis is most fundamentally concerned with the study of linguistic variation. Thus the aim of the thesis is to explain why a certain construction is used in a given context.

The data used in the studies comes from the British National Corpus (BNC). Study I proposes a semi-automated approach to variable patterns in corpus data. The study describes the creation of a computer program which has been designed to facilitate the extraction and coding of corpus data. In Study II, extraposed and post-predicate that- and to-clauses are contrasted in terms of their variation across genres, their lexical diversity and the meanings expressed by the adjectives most frequently found in each construction. Study III tests the applicability of the Complexity Principle and the Uniform Information Density Principle on adjectival data, by examining the variation between retaining and omitting the complementizer that across extraposed and post-predicate clauses. Study IV tests whether the syntactic status of I’m sure is similar to that of I think, i.e. whether it exhibits the same signs of grammaticalization.

The results show that extraposed and post-predicate that-clauses are associated with similar meanings but differ in most other respects. Compared to post-predicate that-clauses, extraposed that-clauses are more frequent in formal genres, they are found with fewer instances of that-omission, and they are found to be more frequently represented in cognitively complex environments. Similarly, the results also show that extraposed and post-predicate to-clauses are associated with similar meanings, but differ in terms of their genre distribution. Instead, in terms of meaning, extraposed that- and to-clauses on the one hand, and post-predicate that- and to-clauses on the other, are similar to each other. The thesis highlights the importance of studying adjectival complementation in its own right, and not to treat it as subordinate to, or part of, verbal complementation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Department of English, 2017. p. 76
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-313799 (URN)978-91-506-2618-6 (ISBN)
Public defence
2017-03-17, Ihresalen, Thunbergsvägen 3, Uppsala, 10:15 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2017-02-24 Created: 2017-01-24 Last updated: 2018-01-13
Garretson, G. & Kaatari, H. (2014). The computer as research assistant: A new approach to variable patterns in corpus data. In: Lieven Vandelanotte, Kristin Davidse, Caroline Gentens & Ditte Kimps (Ed.), Recent advances in corpus linguistics: Developing and exploiting corpora (pp. 55-80). Amsterdam: Rodopi
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2014 (English)In: Recent advances in corpus linguistics: Developing and exploiting corpora / [ed] Lieven Vandelanotte, Kristin Davidse, Caroline Gentens & Ditte Kimps, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2014, p. 55-80Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article advocates a particular type of semi-automated approach to working with corpus data termed “shared evaluation”, the central idea of which is that the computer takes over more of the work of sorting and classifying the data, while a subsequent pass by a human coder ensures the ultimate accuracy of the data selection and classification. The article begins with a discussion of the traditional approach to corpus data and the tools that are currently available. It then describes the shared evaluation approach and compares this to a typical concordancer-based approach. The article goes on to present SVEP, a computer program developed by the authors to implement this approach and offered freely to other researchers, describing the most significant aspects of the program and its use. A case study involving adjective complementation is then presented, including examples of how SVEP was used in the study and an evaluation of the accuracy the program achieved. The article ends with a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of SVEP in particular (and some ways the program might be improved) and of semi-automated approaches such as shared evaluation in general.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2014
Series
Language and Computers, ISSN 0921-5034 ; 78
Keywords
Corpus linguistics, corpus methodology
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-241079 (URN)9789042038714 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-01-08 Created: 2015-01-08 Last updated: 2018-01-11
Kaatari, H. (2013). Adjectival complementation: Genre variation and meaning. In: : . Paper presented at ICAME 34, Santiago de Compostela, 22nd – 26th May..
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2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
English; Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-279817 (URN)
Conference
ICAME 34, Santiago de Compostela, 22nd – 26th May.
Available from: 2016-03-04 Created: 2016-03-04 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Kaatari, H. (2013). Classifying fictional texts in the BNC using bibliographical information. In: : . Paper presented at Corpus Linguistics 2013, Lancaster, 22nd – 26th July..
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2013 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
English; Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-279821 (URN)
Conference
Corpus Linguistics 2013, Lancaster, 22nd – 26th July.
Available from: 2016-03-04 Created: 2016-03-04 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Kaatari, H. (2013). Review of An Van linden: Modal adjectives: English deontic and evaluative constructions in synchrony and diachrony (Topics in English Linguistics 75). Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, 2012 [Review]. ICAME Journal/International Computer Archive of Modern English, 37, 261-265
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review of An Van linden: Modal adjectives: English deontic and evaluative constructions in synchrony and diachrony (Topics in English Linguistics 75). Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, 2012
2013 (English)In: ICAME Journal/International Computer Archive of Modern English, ISSN 0801-5775, E-ISSN 1502-5462, Vol. 37, p. 261-265Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-200502 (URN)
Available from: 2013-05-29 Created: 2013-05-29 Last updated: 2018-01-11
Kaatari, H. (2013). Review of Juhani Rudanko: Changes in Complementation in British and American English: Corpus-based Studies on Non-finite Complements in Recent English [Review]. Studia Neophilologica, 85(2), 241-244
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2013 (English)In: Studia Neophilologica, ISSN 0039-3274, E-ISSN 1651-2308, Vol. 85, no 2, p. 241-244Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2013
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics; English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-212132 (URN)10.1080/00393274.2013.853260 (DOI)000328189900016 ()
Note

Book information: (Palgrave Studies in Language History and Language Change). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 256 pp. ISBN 978-0-230-53733-0

Available from: 2013-12-06 Created: 2013-12-06 Last updated: 2018-01-11
Kaatari, H. (2013). Syntactic reduction and redundancy: Variation between that-mentioning and that-omission in English complement clauses. In: : . Paper presented at 12th Nordic Conference of English Studies, Uppsala, 10th – 13th October..
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2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
English; Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-279819 (URN)
Conference
12th Nordic Conference of English Studies, Uppsala, 10th – 13th October.
Available from: 2016-03-04 Created: 2016-03-04 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Kaatari, H. (2013). Variation across three dimensions: Testing the complexity principle on adjectival data. In: : . Paper presented at ICAME 34 (Pre-conference workshop "Processing in corpora: ‘Support strategies’ in language variation and change"), Santiago de Compostela, 22nd – 26th May..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Variation across three dimensions: Testing the complexity principle on adjectival data
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
English; Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-279816 (URN)
Conference
ICAME 34 (Pre-conference workshop "Processing in corpora: ‘Support strategies’ in language variation and change"), Santiago de Compostela, 22nd – 26th May.
Available from: 2016-03-04 Created: 2016-03-04 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Kaatari, H. (2012). Review of Ilka Mindt: Adjective complementation: An empirical analysis of adjectives followed by that–clauses (Studies in Corpus Linguistics 42). Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2011 [Review]. Studia Neophilologica, 84(1), 120-124
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review of Ilka Mindt: Adjective complementation: An empirical analysis of adjectives followed by that–clauses (Studies in Corpus Linguistics 42). Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2011
2012 (English)In: Studia Neophilologica, ISSN 0039-3274, E-ISSN 1651-2308, Vol. 84, no 1, p. 120-124Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2012
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
English
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-171061 (URN)10.1080/00393274.2012.667251 (DOI)000306740100010 ()
Available from: 2012-03-15 Created: 2012-03-15 Last updated: 2018-01-12
Kaatari, H. (2012). Sampling the BNC – creating a randomly sampled subcorpus for comparing multiple genres. In: : . Paper presented at ICAME 33, Leuven, May 30th - June 3rd..
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2012 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
English; Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-279814 (URN)
Conference
ICAME 33, Leuven, May 30th - June 3rd.
Available from: 2016-03-04 Created: 2016-03-04 Last updated: 2018-01-10
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