A diachronic corpus-based multivariate analysis of “I think that” vs. “I think zero”

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A diachronic corpus-based multivariate analysis of “I think that” vs. “I think zero”. / Shank, Christopher; Plevoets, Koen ; Cuyckens, Hubert.

Corpus Methods for Semantics. Quantitative studies in polysemy and synonymy.. ed. / Dylan Glynn; Justyna A. Robinson. UK : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014. p. 279-303.

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Shank, C, Plevoets, K & Cuyckens, H 2014, A diachronic corpus-based multivariate analysis of “I think that” vs. “I think zero”. in D Glynn & JA Robinson (eds), Corpus Methods for Semantics. Quantitative studies in polysemy and synonymy.. John Benjamins Publishing Company, UK, pp. 279-303.

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Shank, C., Plevoets, K., & Cuyckens, H. (2014). A diachronic corpus-based multivariate analysis of “I think that” vs. “I think zero”. In D. Glynn, & J. A. Robinson (Eds.), Corpus Methods for Semantics. Quantitative studies in polysemy and synonymy. (pp. 279-303). John Benjamins Publishing Company.

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Shank C, Plevoets K, Cuyckens H. 2014. A diachronic corpus-based multivariate analysis of “I think that” vs. “I think zero”. Glynn D, Robinson JA, editors. In Corpus Methods for Semantics. Quantitative studies in polysemy and synonymy.. UK: John Benjamins Publishing Company. pp. 279-303.

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Shank, Christopher, Koen Plevoets and Hubert Cuyckens "A diachronic corpus-based multivariate analysis of “I think that” vs. “I think zero”". and Glynn, Dylan Robinson, Justyna A. (editors). Corpus Methods for Semantics. Quantitative studies in polysemy and synonymy.. UK: John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2014, 279-303.

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Shank C, Plevoets K, Cuyckens H. A diachronic corpus-based multivariate analysis of “I think that” vs. “I think zero”. In Glynn D, Robinson JA, editors, Corpus Methods for Semantics. Quantitative studies in polysemy and synonymy.. UK: John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2014. p. 279-303

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Shank, Christopher ; Plevoets, Koen ; Cuyckens, Hubert. / A diachronic corpus-based multivariate analysis of “I think that” vs. “I think zero”. Corpus Methods for Semantics. Quantitative studies in polysemy and synonymy.. editor / Dylan Glynn ; Justyna A. Robinson. UK : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014. pp. 279-303

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TY - CHAP

T1 - A diachronic corpus-based multivariate analysis of “I think that” vs. “I think zero”

AU - Shank, Christopher

AU - Plevoets, Koen

AU - Cuyckens, Hubert

PY - 2014/11/6

Y1 - 2014/11/6

N2 - This corpus-driven study seeks to explain the choice between the zero complement and the that complement constructions, when occurring with the mental state predicate think. Previous studies have identified a range of factors that are argued to explain the alternation patterns. Such studies have also proposed that there is a diachronic drift towards zero complementation. Based on a sample of 9,720 think tokens, from both spoken and written corpora, from between 1560–2012, we test the hypothesis of diachronic change and the effect of eleven proposed factors on the constructional alternation. Using logistic regression, we demonstrate that, contrary to previous studies, there is in fact a diachronic decrease in zero complementation. Moreover, the study also demonstrates the importance of understanding the interaction of the various factors that explain the near-synonymous relation, including, especially, between the spoken and written modes.

AB - This corpus-driven study seeks to explain the choice between the zero complement and the that complement constructions, when occurring with the mental state predicate think. Previous studies have identified a range of factors that are argued to explain the alternation patterns. Such studies have also proposed that there is a diachronic drift towards zero complementation. Based on a sample of 9,720 think tokens, from both spoken and written corpora, from between 1560–2012, we test the hypothesis of diachronic change and the effect of eleven proposed factors on the constructional alternation. Using logistic regression, we demonstrate that, contrary to previous studies, there is in fact a diachronic decrease in zero complementation. Moreover, the study also demonstrates the importance of understanding the interaction of the various factors that explain the near-synonymous relation, including, especially, between the spoken and written modes.

KW - complementation, logistic regression, mental state verb, near-synonymy, that/zero alternation

M3 - Chapter

SN - 9027223971

SP - 279

EP - 303

BT - Corpus Methods for Semantics. Quantitative studies in polysemy and synonymy.

A2 - Glynn, Dylan

A2 - Robinson, Justyna A.

PB - John Benjamins Publishing Company

CY - UK

ER -