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A comparative grammar of British English dialects : modals, pronouns and complement clauses

Author: Nuria Hernández; Daniela Kolbe; Monika Schulz
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : Walter de Gruyter, ©2011.
Series: Topics in English linguistics, 50.2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the second volume of the multi-volume set A Comparative Grammar of British English Dialects. The book again offers qualitative as well as corpus-based quantitative studies on grammatical variation in the British Isles. The three parts investigate complement clauses (Daniela Kolbe), personal pronouns (Nuria Hernández) and modals (Monika Edith Schulz). The volume is of interest to dialectologists,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nuria Hernández; Daniela Kolbe; Monika Schulz
ISBN: 9783110240283 3110240289 9783110240290 3110240297 9783111741789 3111741788
OCLC Number: 752472612
Description: viii, 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; General introduction; 1. Dialect syntax; 2. Dialectology and corpus linguistics; 3. The Freiburg Corpus of English Dialects; 4. Aims and Outline; Notes; References; Possession and obligation; 1. Introduction; 2. Possession and obligation; 3. Grammaticalization; 4. HAD and GOT: Disambiguating past possession and past obligation; 5. Past possession and past obligation in the Midlands and the North; 6. Past possession and negation; 7. Past obligation and negation; 8. Present tense obligation and the trend towards monosemy; 9. Summary; References; Personal pronouns. 1. Introduction2. Two hierarchies; 3. Variation in number and person; 4. Variation in gender; 5. Pronoun exchange; 6. Case variation in prepositional phrases; 7. Qualified pronouns; 8. Synopsis and discussion; Appendix; Notes; References; Complement clauses; 1. Introduction; 2. Data and methods; 3. Embedded inversion; 4. The complementizer as; 5. For to clauses; 6. Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Topics in English linguistics, 50.2.
Responsibility: by Nuria Hernández, Daniela Kolbe, Monika Edith Schulz.

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