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2012 | 9 | 1 | 30-37
Article title

Verbal Forms In Specialized Written Discourse

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EN
Abstracts
EN
The frequency and the distribution of verbal forms are analyzed in eleven professional texts for six fields of transport and traffic engineering, in a corpus of 7,215 lexemes. The analysis shows that passive forms, for example, occur far less than active forms. Certain functions and meanings of the most frequently used verbal forms are then discussed.
Publisher
Year
Volume
9
Issue
1
Pages
30-37
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Dates
published
2012-12-01
online
2013-02-21
Contributors
  • University of Belgrade
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Publication order reference
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YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_v10319-012-0004-0
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