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Wed Jan 13 1999

Books: English Linguistics

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  1. Hans Lindquist, The Major Varieties of English, MAVEN 97 Proceedings

Message 1: The Major Varieties of English, MAVEN 97 Proceedings

Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 12:21:39 +0000
From: Hans Lindquist <>
Subject: The Major Varieties of English, MAVEN 97 Proceedings

The proceedings from the international conference The Major Varieties of
English (MAVEN 97) at Vaxjo University, Sweden 20-22 November 1997 have now
been published as:

Lindquist, Hans, Staffan Klintborg, Magnus Levin & Maria Estling (eds).
1998. The Major Varieties of English. Papers from MAVEN 97. Vaxjo: Acta
Wexionensia. 307pp. ISBN 91-7636-194-2


*Jan Svartvik: Varieties of English: Major and minor
*Peter Trudgill: World Englishes: Convergence or divergence
*Janet Holmes: A Kiwi cocktail: Current changes in New Zealand English
*Arthur Delbridge: Lexicography and national identity: The Australian
*Brian Taylor: Australian English and its interaction with other Englishes
*Penny Silva: South African English: Oppressor or liberator?
*Ute Smit: South African lexemes for South Africans - a case in point for a
developing multicultural standard of English
*Paul Heacock & Carol-June V. Cassidy: Translating a dictionary from
British to American
*Joe Trotta: Ethno-linguistic identity in Metropolitan New York City dialects
*Angela Karstadt: Consequences of language contact on relative clauses in
Swedish-American English in the Midwest
*Brigitte Halford: Canadian English: Linguistic identity in the Pacific
North West
*Christian Mair: Corpora and the study of the major varieties of English:
Issues and results
*Marianne Hundt: It is important that this study (should) be based on the
analysis of parallel corpora: On the use of the man-dative subjunctive in
four major varieties of English
*Manfred Krug : Gotta - the tenth modal in English? Social, stylistic and
regional variation in the British National Corpus as evidence of ongoing
*Magnus Levin: Concord with collective nouns in British and American English
*Hans Lindquist: The comparison of adjectives in -y and -ly in Present-day
British and American English
*Thomas Lavelle & David Minugh: And high time, too: A corpus-based study of
one English construction
*Alan McMillion: Ergative verb variation in British and American English
*Marko Modiano: The emergence of Mid-Atlantic English in the European Union
*Mats Mobarg: Media exposure vs. educational prescription: The case of
British and American English in Sweden
*Gunnel Melchers: "Fair Ladies, Dancing Queens" - A study of mid-Atlantic
*Tuija Virtanen & Signe-Anita Lindgrn: British or American English?
Investigating what EFL students say and what they do
*P. Bhaskaran Nayar: Variants and varieties of English: Dialectology or
linguistic politics?
*Peter Hassall: Unity in diversity: Towards an integrated paradigm of
English as an inter-national language and World Englishes (including MAVEN)

*Staffan Klintborg: Post-MAVEN digression

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