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Colloquial English structure and variation

Author: Andrew Radford
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom Cambridge University Press [2018]
Series: Cambridge studies in linguistics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Colloquial English Drawing on vast amounts of new data from live, unscripted radio and TV broadcasts, and the internet, this is a brilliant and original analysis of colloquial English, revealing unusual and largely unreported types of clause structure. Andrew Radford debunks the myth that colloquial English has a substandard, simplified grammar, and shows that it has a coherent and complex structure of its own. The  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Radford
ISBN: 9781108428057 1108428053
OCLC Number: 1039705473
Description: pages cm
Contents: Prologue; 1. Background; 2. Topics; 3. Complementisers; 4. How come?; Epilogue.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in linguistics
Responsibility: Andrew Radford

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A brilliant analysis of colloquial English, both its syntax and its variations, using novel data from live, unscripted radio and TV broadcasts and the internet.  Read more...

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