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By Pam Peters, Peter Collins, Adam Smith

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ISBN-13: 9789027248992

This anthology brings jointly clean corpus-based learn by means of overseas students. It contrasts southern and northerly hemisphere utilization on variable parts of morphology and syntax. the 19 invited papers comprise issues akin to abnormal verb elements, pronouns, modal and quasimodal verbs, the correct demanding, the revolutionary element, and mandative subjunctives. Lexicogrammatical components are mentioned: gentle verbs (e.g. have a look), casual quantifiers (e.g. heaps of), no-collocations, harmony with government and different staff nouns, substitute verb complementation (as with help, prevent), 0 complementizers and connective adverbs (e.g. however). chosen information-structuring units are analyzed, e.g. there is/are, like as a discourse marker, ultimate but as a turn-taking machine, and swearwords. Australian and New Zealand use of hypocoristics and alterations in gendered expressions also are analyzed. the 2 kinds development jointly every so often, in others they diverge: Australian English is mostly extra devoted to colloquial versions in speech and writing. The booklet demonstrates linguistic endonormativity in those southern hemisphere Englishes.

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2009. ” In Rohdenburg & Schlüter (eds): 13–37. Hundt, Marianne, Jen Hay, & Elizabeth Gordon. 2004. “New Zealand English morphosyntax”. In Kortmann et al. (eds): 560–92. Kortmann, Bernd, Edgar W. Schneider, Rajend Mesthrie & Kate Burridge. 2004. Handbook of Varieties of English. 2 vols. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. Irregular verbs  Levin, Magnus. 2008. “The formation of the preterite and the past participle”. In Rohdenburg & Schlüter (eds): 60–85. , Tang T. A. 2007. “Quantifying the evolutionary dynamics of language”.

Pronoun forms Heidi Quinn University of Canterbury This paper compares the distribution of pronoun case forms (I/me, he/him, she/her, we/us, they/them), non-reflexive myself, and second person plural variants in corpora of New Zealand, Australian, American, and British English, with a view to identifying possible regional differences in pronoun use. While low token numbers prevent a detailed comparison of the four varieties, the corpus data suggest that the use of I and myself in coordinates is most strongly favoured in Australian English.

Sociolinguistic variation in verbal preferences, especially on the age spectrum Sociolinguistic variation with irregular verbs can be assessed more directly through population surveys than corpus evidence. Here we turn to data from linguistic surveys, especially those conducted in the wider Australian community over the last few years. g. transitive, intransitive, active, passive) and to correlate their preferences as far as possible with sociolinguistic aspects such as age and gender. Similar surveys carried out in New Zealand by Bauer (1987) among others have tended to use only undergraduate students, and do not therefore show how the age differential  Pam Peters affects linguistic preferences.

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