Semantic and Structural Characteristics of Parenthesis in English

Appendix 1-2

Article 1. Twilight’ Beats Newcomers at Box Office’ By BROOKS BARNES Published: November 27, 2011 LOS ANGELES — A family film free-for-all over the holiday weekend ended with puppets doing cartwheels, elves wondering what went wrong and Martin Scorsese somewhere in between. Hollywood’s five-day Thanksgiving sales period — considered crucial to generating momentum through Christmas […]

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The study of Parenthesis reveals that it is as a multifaceted linguistic phenomenon embracing paradigmatically and syntactically heterogeneous units. According to the semantic characteristics Parenthesis can be divided into the following groups: sequence, addition, personal or other people’s opinion, comparison, contrast, reinforcement, explanation, classification, alternative ideas, cause / reason, result, concluding. Concerning structural characteristics of […]

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The Functioning of Different Types of Parenthesis in Publicistic Style

This part of the diploma paper is concerned with the functioning of different parenthetical types in publicist style. The examples were collected by means of running selection from Newsweek, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The BBC News. Some of the articles under analysis are presented in the Appendix. Before proceeding with the […]

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Modal words

The term ‘modality’ is a cover term for a range of semantic notions such as ability, possibility, hypothetically, obligation, and imperative meaning. This is a serviceable definition for practical purposes [29]. Modality refers to the system English uses to communicate fine shades of meaning along a positive-to-negative spectrum. English has an extensive system of modality. […]

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