Mapping Unity and Diversity World-Wide
Corpus-Based Studies of New Englishes
This volume presents a collection of in-depth cross-varietal studies on a broad spectrum of grammatical features in English varieties spoken all over the world. The contributions explore the structural unity and diversity of New Englishes and thus investigate central aspects of dialect evolution and language change. Moreover, this volume offers new insights into the question as to what constrains new dialect formation, and examines universal trends across a wide range of contact situations. The contributions in this volume further study the possibilities and limitations of quantitative and qualitative corpus analyses in comparative studies of New Englishes and exemplify novel approaches, e.g. the contribution of syntactic corpus annotation (tagging and parsing) to the description of New English structures; the use (and limitations) of web-derived data as an additional source of information; and the possibility to complement corpus data with evidence from sociolinguistic fieldwork.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G43] 2012. xiv, 294 pp.
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Table of Contents
International Corpus of English: List of corpora | pp. vii–viii
Introduction: Mapping unity and diversity in New EnglishesMarianne Hundt and Ulrike Gut | pp. ix–xiv
“Off with their heads”: Profiling TAM in ICE corporaGerold Schneider and Marianne Hundt | pp. 1–34
Modals and quasi-modals in New EnglishesPeter Collins and Xinyue Yao | pp. 35–54
The diverging need (to)’s of Asian EnglishesJohan van der Auwera, Dirk Noël and Astrid De Wit | pp. 55–76
Will and would in selected New Englishes: General and variety-specific tendenciesDagmar Deuber, Carolin Biewer, Stephanie Hackert and Michaela Hilbert | pp. 77–102
Progressives in Maltese English: A comparison with spoken and written text types of British and American EnglishMichaela Hilbert and Manfred G. Krug | pp. 103–136
Mapping unity and diversity in South Asian English lexicogrammar: Verb-complementational preferences across varietiesMarco Schilk, Tobias Bernaisch and Joybrato Mukherjee | pp. 137–166
Particle verbs across first and second language varieties of EnglishLena Zipp and Tobias Bernaisch | pp. 167–196
Particle verbs in African Englishes: Nativization and innovationGerald Nelson and Ren Hongtao | pp. 197–214
Relatives worldwideUlrike Gut and Lilian Coronel | pp. 215–242
Change from to-infinitive to bare infinitive in specificational cleft sentences: Data from World EnglishesChristian Mair and Claudia Winkle | pp. 243–262
“And they were all like ‘What’s going on?’”: New quotatives in Jamaican and Irish EnglishNicole Höhn | pp. 263–290
Index | pp. 291–294
“Hundt and Gut’s volume is a book many researchers of English varieties will refer to in years to come as they continue to map the changes in world Englishes and global English.”
Georgie Columbus, McGill University, in World Englishes 32(1): 137-139. (2013)
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