Edited by Mark Kaunisto, Mikko Höglund and Paul Rickman
[Studies in Language Companion Series 195] 2018
► pp. 71–87
Aspects of the use of the transitive into -ing pattern in New Zealand English
This chapter investigates the use of the transitive into -ing pattern in one of the world’s youngest dialects of English, New Zealand English (NZE). We draw on evidence collected from a diachronic NZE corpus of newspaper English, which comprises 100 million words from the years 1995–98 and 2010–12. We categorise the matrix verbs according to semantic orientation, and provide comment on any change evident between the two time-frames of the corpus, and we identify several previously undocumented matrix verbs in this pattern. Comparison is drawn to American English in an attempt to determine similarities in the use of this surprisingly productive pattern.
- 2.Background and earlier research
- 3.Data and methods
- 4.1Type and token frequencies of the transitive into -ing pattern in the CNZNE
- 4.2Innovative usages
- 5.Summary and conclusion
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