A Corpus Based Diachronic Study Of Verb Complementation Pattern In Pakistani English

Muhammad Farukh Arslan, , & Hira Haroon
This study is about the verb complementation pattern of Pakistani English. Corpus based approach was adopted to conduct the diachronic study. Corpus from 1947 to 1986 was collected and divided into the four decades. Main concern of the study was to conduct the comparative study about the use of (to infinitive) and gerund as verb complement and to see the change with the passage of time about these complementation patterns. Twenty verbs were selected with...
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