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Simplicity and typological effects in the emergence of new Englishes : the noun phrase in Singaporean and Kenyan English

Author: Thomas Brunner; Elizabeth Closs Traugott; Bernd Kortmann
Publisher: Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, 2017.
Series: Topics in English linguistics, v. 97.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the  Read more...
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Brunner, Thomas
Simplicity and Typological Effects in the Emergence of New Englishes : The Noun Phrase in Singaporean and Kenyan English
Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter,c2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Brunner; Elizabeth Closs Traugott; Bernd Kortmann
ISBN: 9783110521801 3110521806
OCLC Number: 999648980
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (362 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; Part A: New Englishes and the Structure of NPs; 2. New Varieties of English; 3. Modelling language change in New Englishes; 4. Kenyan and Singaporean English; 5. The English NP --
structure and variation; Part B: NPs in Kenyan English and Singaporean English; 6. Methodology, corpus handling and statistics; 7. Studying NP modification in Singaporean English and Kenyan English; 8. Conclusion; Bibliography; Appendix A; Appendix B
Series Title: Topics in English linguistics, v. 97.
Responsibility: Thomas Brunner.

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The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.

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