Infinitive Patterns in English in the Register of Information and Communication Technologies

Proceedings of ‏The 3rd International Conference on Future of Social Sciences

Year: 2021

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Infinitive Patterns in English in the Register of Information and Communication Technologies

Dr. Sladjana Živković

 

ABSTRACT: 

This paper offers a detailed study of infinitive patterns present in the register of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the English language, the focus of investigation being their syntax. This study relies on the current theoretical background in syntax, and was performed on the latest articles in this field as found in the most renowned journals in the ICT area of expertise. The reason for commencing this investigation was the authors’ finding that in ICT register infinitive constructions are highly present as they are an ‘economical’ way of communication, as ‘economical’ is one of the primary characteristics and demands in all ICT communications. The authors have made a contribution in this field by precisely defining which constructions appear in this particular register, and by enumerating them. Therefore, a detailed study of the occurrence of infinitive construction has revealed that there appear two bare infinitive patterns and fifteen patterns with to-infinitive in the mentioned register.

Keywords: to-infinitive, bare infinitive, English, ICT register.