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Contractions in Newsweeklies


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Title: Contractions in Newsweeklies
Authors: Sonoda, Kenji
Issue Date: 15-Jul-2004
Citation: 長崎大学医学部保健学科紀要 = Bulletin of Nagasaki University School of Health Sciences. 2004, 17(1), p.19-24
Abstract: There are two kinds of contractions: verb contraction and negative or not contraction. Forms like he's not, they'll not are called verb contraction because the verbs or auxiliary verbs are contracted, whereas forms like isn't, won't are called negative or not contraction because not is contracted. The objective of this article is to find out the extent to which these two kinds of contractions occur in American newsweeklies and which of these two forms is more frequently used in them. Uncontracted forms like he is not, they will not, are also included for comparison. The material examined here is Newsweek and TIME.
Keywords: verb contraction / negative contraction / frequency
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/18044
ISSN: 09160841
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 17, No. 1

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/18044

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