Comparative Studies in Australian and New Zealand English

Grammar and beyond

| Macquarie University
| University of NSW
| Macquarie University
ISBN 9789027248992 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027289407 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This anthology brings together fresh corpus-based research by international scholars. It contrasts southern and northern hemisphere usage on variable elements of morphology and syntax. The nineteen invited papers include topics such as irregular verb parts, pronouns, modal and quasimodal verbs, the perfect tense, the progressive aspect, and mandative subjunctives. Lexicogrammatical elements are discussed: light verbs (e.g. have a look), informal quantifiers (e.g. heaps of), no-collocations, concord with government and other group nouns, alternative verb complementation (as with help, prevent), zero complementizers and connective adverbs (e.g. however). Selected information-structuring devices are analyzed, e.g. there is/are, like as a discourse marker, final but as a turn-taking device, and swearwords. Australian and New Zealand use of hypocoristics and changes in gendered expressions are also analyzed. The two varieties pattern together in some cases, in others they diverge: Australian English is usually more committed to colloquial variants in speech and writing. The book demonstrates linguistic endonormativity in these two southern hemisphere Englishes.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G39]  2009.  x, 406 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of abbreviations
List of contributors
Peter Collins
Section I. Morphology
Irregular verbs: Regularization and ongoing variability
Pam Peters
Pronoun forms
Heidi Quinn
Hypocoristics in New Zealand and Australian English
Dianne Bardsley and Jane Simpson
Section II. Verbs and verb phrases
Modals and quasi-modals
Peter Collins
The perfect and the preterite in Australian and New Zealand English
Johan Elsness
The progressive
Peter Collins
The mandative subjunctive in spoken English
Pam Peters
Light verbs in Australian, New Zealand and British English
Adam Smith
Section III. Nouns and noun phrases
Non-numerical quantifiers
Adam Smith
From chairman to chairwoman to chairperson: Exploring the move from sexist usages to gender neutrality
Janet Holmes, Robert J. Sigley and Agnes Terraschke
Section IV. Clauses and sentences
Concord with collective nouns in Australian and New Zealand English
Marianne Hundt
No in the lexicogrammar of English
Pam Peters and Yasmin Funk
Zero complementizer, syntactic context, and regional variety
Kate Kearns
Infinitival and gerundial complements
Christian Mair
Commas and connective adverbs
Peter G. Peterson
Section V. Discourse
Information-packaging constructions
Peter Collins
Like and other discourse markers
Jim Miller
Final but in Australian English conversation
Jean Mulder, Sandra A. Thompson and Cara Penry Williams
Keith Allan and Kate Burridge
Pam Peters
“This book provides much carefully analysed data for the scholar. At the same time, it would give senior undergraduates an excellent indication of the range of material that is covered by the linguistic area 'grammar and beyond'.”
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BIC Subject: CF/2ABU – Linguistics/Australian English
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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