Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Education, Culture and Social Development (ICECSD 2017)

Adverbial Middle Detachment Semantic Motivations and Detachment Rules in GRE Academic English

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Wenjun Wang
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Wenjun Wang
Available Online January 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icecsd-17.2017.26How to use a DOI?
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academic English; adverbial middle detachment; semantic motivations; detachment rules; GRE
Abstract

Adverbial middle detachment is thus called when the adverbial, usually occurring at the beginning or at the end of a clause in general English, is detached to the middle of the clause. Adverbial middle detachment contributes one of the remarkable divergences between general English and academic English. Those sociological discourses in GRE demonstrate this semantic phenomenon. From the standpoints of semantics and discourse analysis, adverbial middle detachment is in possession of clear semantic motivations. Instead of being self-willed, the word order of the adverbial in the middle detachment is governed by certain rules.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Education, Culture and Social Development (ICECSD 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
January 2017
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978-94-6252-358-6
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icecsd-17.2017.26How to use a DOI?
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© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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