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Title: Variety and Variability
Subtitle: A Corpus-based Cognitive Lexical-semantics Analysis of Prepositional Usage in British, New Zealand and Malaysian English
Written By: Imran Ho-Abdullah
Series Title: Europäische Hochschulschriften - Volume 370
Description:

Research into varieties of Englishes around the world has received
much attention from scholars. This book offers a new perspective
from a cognitive inter and intra lexemic analysis of prepositional
variations in Malaysian English and contrasts them with similar
prepositions in New Zealand and British English. Based on corpora
data from the three varieties, the author provides usage types analysis
of the prepositions at, in and on. The analysis exploits cognitive
approaches to prepositional polysemy and gives a motivated account
of prepositional variations across varieties. The book offers a wealth
of corpus based linguistic data and explanation to our understanding
of variations in prepositional usage in different varieties of English.
The distributional frequencies of various usage types are provided to
illustrate the variation.

Contents: Variety and Variability - Descriptions of Prepositional
Meaning - A Cognitive Linguistic Framework for Prepositional Usage -
The Data Source & Methodology of Usage-type Resolution - Looking
at 'at' - Indulging in 'in' - Reflecting on 'on'.

Imran Ho-Abdullah, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at
the School of Language Studies and Linguistics, Faculty of Social
Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He has
conducted extensive research in various aspects of English and Malay
linguistics using corpus methodology and cognitive linguistics
framework.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Lexicography
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034305822
Pages: 291
Prices: U.K. £ 33.00
Europe EURO 36.70
U.S. $ 56.59