Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:

$34890

Still Needed:

$40110

Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington


Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


Book Information

   

Title: The Present Perfect in Non-Native Englishes
Subtitle: A Corpus-Based Study of Variation
Written By: Julia Davydova
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/imp/mouton/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110255010-1
Series Title: Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] 77
Description:

This is an innovative study of variation among linguistic items in what has
been traditionally described as present perfect contexts. The study offers
analyses of new data sets taken from an interestingly diverse set of non-
native Englishes. While comprising traditional second-language varieties such
as Indian English, Singapore English, East African English in the
investigation of the present perfect, the study extends its scope to cover
learner varieties of English spoken in Russia and Germany.

The author takes her reader on an amazing variationist journey around the
globe, revealing chapter after chapter the commonalities and differences in
the patterns of use of the English present perfect and, finally, developing a
comprehensive perspective allowing for robust generalisations across
numerous data sets.

Moreover, empirical data serves as a baseline for taking a stand on a number
of currently debated issues in variationist sociolinguistics, research on
second language acquisition as well as research on linguistic complexity.
Thus operating on the interface of various linguistic paradigms, the book
addresses a vast audience including students of linguistics and researchers
with various fields of specialization.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Typology
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110255027
Pages: 340
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110255010
Pages: 340
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95