Grammatical Variation in British English Dialects: A Study in Corpus-Based Dialectometry (BOK)

Benedikt Szmrecsanyi

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Variation within the English language is a vast research area, of which dialectology, the study of geographic variation, is a significant part. This book explores grammatical differences between British English dialects, drawing on authentic speech data collected in over 30 counties. In doing so it presents a new approach known as 'corpus-based dialectometry', which focuses on the joint quantitative measurement of dozens of grammatical features to gauge regional differences. These features include, for example, multiple negation (e.g. don't you make no damn mistake), non-standard verbal-s (e.g. so I says, What have you to do?), or non-standard weak past tense and past participle forms (e.g. they knowed all about these things). Utilizing state-of-the-art dialectometrical analysis and visualization techniques, the book is original both in terms of its fundamental research question ('What are the large-scale patterns of grammatical variability in British English dialects?') and in terms of its methodology.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Benedikt Szmrecsanyi
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107003453
Antall sider 227 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 490 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Dialect, slang & jargon