Grammatical Change in English World-Wide

| University of New South Wales, Australia
ISBN 9789027203755 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027268907 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
The contributions to this volume apply and extend the techniques of corpus linguistics and diachronic linguistics to the challenge of describing and explaining grammatical change in varieties of English world-wide. The book is divided into two parts, with ten chapters on ‘Inner Circle’ varieties such as Australian, Canadian, and Irish English, and eight on ‘Outer Circle’ varieties such as Philippine, Indian, and Nigerian English. Contributors examine a range of topics including the progressive aspect, modal auxiliaries, do-support, verb morphology, and quotatives, using a wide variety of corpus resources. Overarching research questions addressed include the following: Do diachronic tendencies observed in a particular variety converge with, diverge from, or run in parallel with, those in the parent variety? What are the possible causes of changes observed (e.g. English teaching traditions, Americanisation, internal changes in registers)? This book will appeal to linguists, particularly those interested in grammatical description, corpus linguistics and World Englishes.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 67]  2015.  vi, 488 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Peter Collins
PART 1. Inner Circle Englishes
Diachronic variation in the grammar of Australian English: Corpus-based explorations
Peter Collins
At the crossroads of change: Possession, periphrasis, and prescriptivism in Victoria English
Alexandra D'Arcy
Do-support in early New Zealand and Australian English
Marianne Hundt
The progressive in Irish English: Looking both ways?
John M. Kirk
Cross-variety diachronic drifts and ephemeral regional contrasts: An analysis of modality in the extended Brown family of corpora and what it can tell us about the New Englishes
Christian Mair
Passives of so-called ‘ditransitives’ in nineteenth century and present-day Canadian English
Matthias Meyer
Dual adverbs in Australian English
Pam Peters
The evolution of epistemic marking in West Australian English
Celeste Rodríguez Louro
May and might in nineteenth century Irish English and English English
Marije van Hattum
The present perfect and the preterite in Australian English: A diachronic perspective
Xinyue Yao
PART 2. Outer Circle Englishes
Recent diachronic change in the progressive in Philippine English
Peter Collins
Linguistic change in a multilingual setting: A case study of quotatives in Indian English
Julia Davydova
Patterns of regularisation in British, American and Indian English: A closer look at irregular verbs with t/ed variation
Bernard De Clerck and Klaar Vanopstal
An apparent time study of the progressive in Nigerian English
Robert Fuchs and Ulrike Gut
American influence on written Caribbean English: A diachronic analysis of newspaper reportage in the Bahamas and in Trinidad and Tobago
Stephanie Hackert and Dagmar Deuber
Cultural keywords in context: A pilot study of linguistic acculturation in South Asian Englishes
Joybrato Mukherjee and Tobias Bernaisch
Recent quantitative changes in the use of modals and quasi-modals in the Hong Kong, British and American printed press: Exploring the potential of Factiva® for the diachronic investigation of World Englishes
Dirk Noël and Johan van der Auwera
The development of an extended time period meaning of the progressive in Black South African English
Bertus van Rooy and Caroline Piotrowska
“This volume showcases the merits of a corpus-based diachronic approach to postcolonial varieties of English, and thus extends the view on recent grammatical change in this area.[...] Grammatical change in English world-wide is a highly welcome addition to the field as it represents the first comprehensive effort taking this perspective.[...]The collection succeeds in providing a synopsis of the state of the art in the emerging area of corpus-based diachronic research of postcolonial varieties.”
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