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Change in Contemporary English: A Grammatical Study
 

Change in Contemporary English: A Grammatical Study (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Leech, Geoffrey
By Hundt, Marianne
By Mair, Christian
By Smith, Nicholas

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Based on the systematic analysis of large amounts of computer-readable text, this 2009 book shows how the English language has been changing in the recent past, often in unexpected and previously undocumented ways. The study is based on a group of matching corpora, known as the '...Brown family' of corpora, supplemented by a range of other corpus materials, both written and spoken, drawn mainly from the later twentieth century. Among the matters receiving particular attention are the influence of American English on British English, the role of the press, the 'colloquialization' of written English, and a wide range of grammatical topics, including the modal auxiliaries, progressive, subjunctive, passive, genitive and relative clauses. These subjects build an overall picture of how English grammar is changing, and the linguistic and social factors that are contributing to this process.
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ISBN 9781107410466
Released NZ 4 Oct 2012
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Studies in English Language
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ISBN-13 9781107410466
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Status Showing available at supplier; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 4 Oct 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Leech, Geoffrey
By Hundt, Marianne
By Mair, Christian
By Smith, Nicholas
Series Studies in English Language
Category Grammar, Syntax, Linguistic Structure
Grammar & Vocabulary
Number of Pages 370
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 425
Weight 540g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Corpora Linguistics, English language - Grammar, Computational linguistics
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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