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Ditransitives in British English Dialects
  

Ditransitives in British English Dialects (Hardback)

By Gerwin, Johanna

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Views this 'dative alternation' as a sociolinguistic variable and explores its distribution across different British English dialects, registers and time frames. This book offers a novel, language-external explanation of the choice of one construction over the other and sheds new... read full description below.

ISBN 9783110352146
Barcode 9783110352146
Published 22 November 2017 by De Gruyter
Format Hardback
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Series Topics in English Linguistics [Tiel] (part: 50.3)
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ISBN-13 9783110352146
ISBN-10 3110352141
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher De Gruyter
Imprint Walter de Gruyter
Publication Date 22 November 2017
International Publication Date 26 May 2014
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gerwin, Johanna
Series Topics in English Linguistics [Tiel] (part: 50.3)
Category Dialectology
Slang & Jargon
Number of Pages 251
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 493g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 427.94
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

What determines whether we say She gave him a book instead of She gave a book to him? The author views this dative alternation as a sociolinguistic variable and explores its distribution across different British English dialects, registers and time frames. It thereby offers a novel, language-external explanation of the choice of one construction over the other and sheds new light on British dialect syntax.

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Author's Bio

Johanna Gerwin, Christian-Albrecht-Universitat zu Kiel, Germany.

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