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Title Grammatical change in English world-wide / edited by Peter Collins, University of New South Wales, Australia
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015]
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Series Studies in corpus linguistics, 1388-0373 ; volume 67
Studies in corpus linguistics ; v. 67
Contents Grammatical Change in English World-Wide; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Introduction; References; Part 1. Inner circle Englishes; Diachronic variation in the grammar of Australian English; 1. Introduction; 2. The study of grammatical change in AusE; 3. Corpora and methodology; 3.1 The corpora; 3.2 The methodology; 4. Morphological variables; 4.1 Regularisation of irregular past tense and past participle forms; 4.2 's-genitives ; 5. Morphosyntactic variables; 5.1 The subjunctive; 5.1.1 The mandative subjunctive
2. The corpora3. Progressives; 3.1 The event or activity progressive; 3.2 The habitual bounded progressive; 3.3 The habitual nonbounded progressive ; 3.4 The single-occasion repetitive progressive; 3.5 The futurate progressive; 3.6 The mental nonbounded progressive; 3.7 The mental bounded progressive; 3.8 The punctual progressive; 3.9 The agentive stative progressive; 3.10 The non-agentive stative progressive; 3.11 The WILL progressive, or the future as matter of course progressive; 3.12 The modal progressive; 3.13 The DO progressive; 3.14 The extended-now progressive
3.15 The attitudinal progressive3.16 The interpretive progressive; 3.17 The generic progressive; 3.18 The politeness progressive; 3.19 The resultative progressive; 3.20 The anaphoric progressive; 4. Progressive: Comparisons and results; 4.1 The event or activity progressive: Analysis (3.1); 4.2 The habitual nonbounded progressive: Analysis (3.3); 4.3 The single occasion repetitive progressive: Analysis (3.4); 4.4 The futurate progressive: Analysis (3.5); 4.5 The nonbounded stative progressive: Analysis (3.6) ; 4.6 WILL be V-ing progressive: Analysis (3.11)
5. Results5.1 Overall trends; 5.2 A closer look at have got; 6. Discussion and conclusion; References; Do-support in early New Zealand and Australian English; 1. Introduction; 2. Background to the study; 2.1 A brief comparative history of Australian and New Zealand English ; 2.2 Do-support in Late Modern English; 3. Data and methodology; 3.1 Corpora of early southern hemisphere English; 3.2 Definition of the variable and data retrieval; 4. Findings; 4.1 Negation; 4.2 Lexical have; 5. Conclusion; References; Appendix; Acknowledgements; The progressive in Irish English; 1. Introduction
5.1.2 The were-subjunctive in hypothetical conditional and concessive clauses5.2 Concord with collective nouns ; 6. Syntactic variables; 6.1 Light verbs; 6.2 Non-finite complementation with help and prevent; 6.2.1 Help (NP) (to) V; 6.2.2 Prevent NP (from) Ving; 6.3 Do-support (with negation) ; 6.4 Be-passives ; 7. Conclusion; Acknowledgement; References; At the crossroads of change; 1. Introduction; 2. The history of English have and the transatlantic divide; 3. Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) as a sociolinguistic entity; 4. Data and methods; 4.1 The British Colonist; 4.2 Methodology
Summary This chapter examines the use of the progressive aspect in Black South African English (BSAfE) since the late 19th century in corpora of fiction and newspapers. Previous research points to on-going change in native varieties and the extension to stative contexts in non-native varieties of English. The findings are: There has been a consistent increase in the frequency of the construction. Stative and achievement verbs are used in the progressive aspect proportionally more often in BSAfE than in native varieties. The progressive with stative verbs encodes states of longer duration alongside the
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Subject English language -- Globalization
English language -- Variation -- English-speaking countries
English language -- Variation -- Foreign countries
Intercultural communication
Linguistic change -- Globalization
English language -- Globalization.
English language -- Variation -- Foreign countries.
English language -- Variation.
Intercultural communication.
English-speaking countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Collins, Peter, 1950-
LC no. 2014046354
ISBN 9027268908 (pdf)
9789027268907 (pdf)
(hb ; alk. paper)