Adam Smith

List of John Benjamins publications for which Adam Smith plays a role.


Comparative Studies in Australian and New Zealand English: Grammar and beyond

Edited by Pam Peters, Peter Collins and Adam Smith

[Varieties of English Around the World, G39] 2009. x, 406 pp.
Subjects Comparative linguistics | English linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


This chapter addresses the question of editorial practice for the Australian Hansard with the use of an aligned corpus of transcribed audio recordings and the corresponding Hansard records, covering the period 1946–2015. A more traditional, qualitative, bottom-up approach is taken by manually… read more
Collins, Peter, Minna Korhonen, Haidee Kotze, Adam Smith and Xinyue Yao 2021 Diachronic register change: A corpus-based study of Australian English, with comparisons across British and American EnglishRegister Studies 3:1, pp. 33–87 | Article
A number of studies have found that grammatical differences across registers are more extensive than those across dialects. However, there is a paucity of research examining intervarietal register change, exploring how registers change differently over time in different regional varieties. The… read more
Lising, Loy, Pam Peters and Adam Smith 2020 Code-switching in online academic discourse: Resources for Philippine EnglishEnglish World-Wide 41:2, pp. 131–161 | Article
World Englishes are the product of contact between English and other languages in multilingual habitats through the nativization phase. Yet the actual contexts of code-switching that contribute to the emerging regional variety have scarcely been described. This research focuses on code-switching… read more
Smith, Adam 2013 Complex prepositions and variation within the PNP constructionCorpus Perspectives on Patterns of Lexis, Hasselgård, Hilde, Jarle Ebeling and Signe Oksefjell Ebeling (eds.), pp. 153–174 | Article
This study looks at the variations within preposition + noun + preposition (PNP) sequences such as at (the) risk of, commonly classified as complex prepositions (CPs). The current literature suggests that the more indivisible the structure, the more grammaticalised the unit. Representations of… read more
Smith, Adam 2009 Light verbs in Australian, New Zealand and British EnglishComparative Studies in Australian and New Zealand English: Grammar and beyond, Peters, Pam, Peter Collins and Adam Smith (eds.), pp. 139–154 | Article
This paper examines regional and register differences in the use of the light verbs give, have, make and take across British, Australian, New Zealand and American English, to see whether statements in the literature such as the US preference for take can be supported. Primary and secondary… read more
Smith, Adam 2009 Non-numerical quantifiersComparative Studies in Australian and New Zealand English: Grammar and beyond, Peters, Pam, Peter Collins and Adam Smith (eds.), pp. 159–180 | Article
This paper looks at non-numerical quantifiers (NNQs), such as a lot of, loads of. The set of quantifiers to be discussed is first identified in relation to their description in major English grammars. Issues of variable noun complementation and verb agreement with the NNQ are identified as being of… read more