Chapter published in:Modeling World Englishes: Assessing the interplay of emancipation and globalization of ESL varieties
Edited by Sandra C. Deshors
[Varieties of English Around the World G61] 2018
► pp. 217–244
It is time that this (should) be studied across a broader range of Englishes
A global trip around mandative subjunctives
In subordinate clauses after mandatives such as recommend or require, English speakers can choose between a subjunctive or a modal construction. Studies of this alternation in second-language varieties of English (ESL) are scarce. Previous research looked at the distribution of subjunctives across varieties, speech and writing, their co-occurrence with passive voice and individual triggers. However, these factors have not been studied as predictor variables for the subjunctive: modal alternation. This study uses corpus data from the International Corpus of English and the Global Web-based English corpus to model the relative strength of external predictor variables for the mandative alternation across a broad range of Englishes. The findings do not lend themselves to straightforward interpretation within an individual model of World Englishes.
Keywords: mandative sentences, subjunctive: modal alternation, probabilistic grammar approach
Published online: 13 September 2018
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