Mapping Unity and Diversity World-Wide

Corpus-Based Studies of New Englishes

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| University of Zurich
| University of Muenster
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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
vii–viii
Introduction: Mapping unity and diversity in New Englishes
Marianne Hundt and Ulrike Gut
ix–xiv
“Off with their heads”: Profiling TAM in ICE corpora
Gerold Schneider and Marianne Hundt
1–34
Modals and quasi-modals in New Englishes
Peter Collins and Xinyue Yao
35–54
The diverging need (to)’s of Asian Englishes
Johan van der Auwera, Dirk Noël and Astrid De Wit
55–76
Will and would in selected New Englishes: General and variety-specific tendencies
Dagmar Deuber, Carolin Biewer, Stephanie Hackert and Michaela Hilbert
77–102
Progressives in Maltese English: A comparison with spoken and written text types of British and American English
Michaela Hilbert and Manfred G. Krug
103–136
Mapping unity and diversity in South Asian English lexicogrammar: Verb-complementational preferences across varieties
Marco Schilk, Tobias Bernaisch and Joybrato Mukherjee
137–166
Particle verbs across first and second language varieties of English
Lena Zipp and Tobias Bernaisch
167–196
Particle verbs in African Englishes: Nativization and innovation
Gerald Nelson and Ren Hongtao
197–214
Relatives worldwide
Ulrike Gut and Lilian Coronel
215–242
Change from to-infinitive to bare infinitive in specificational cleft sentences: Data from World Englishes
Christian Mair and Claudia Winkle
243–262
“And they were all like ‘What’s going on?’”: New quotatives in Jamaican and Irish English
Nicole Höhn
263–290
Index
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.”
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BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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