LINGUIST List 30.1098

Mon Mar 11 2019

Books: Corpus Linguistics and Sociolinguistics: Hansen

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Date: 14-Jan-2019
From: Elisa Perotti <perottibrill.com>
Subject: Corpus Linguistics and Sociolinguistics: Hansen
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Title: Corpus Linguistics and Sociolinguistics
Subtitle: A Study of Variation and Change in the Modal Systems of World Englishes
Series Title: LC
Published: 2018
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.com

Book URL: http://brill.com/abstract/title/38747?rskey=gwa8FX&result=1

Author: Beke Hansen
Electronic: ISBN: 9789004381520 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 115
Electronic: ISBN: 9789004381520 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 138
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004381513 Pages: 414 Price: Europe EURO 127
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004381513 Pages: 414 Price: U.S. $ 153
Abstract:

In Corpus Linguistics and Sociolinguistics, Beke Hansen analyses variation and change in the modal systems of three second-language varieties of English in Asia by taking a sociolinguistic approach to corpus data. Her study focuses on the modal and semi-modal verbs of strong obligation and necessity in Hong Kong English, Indian English, and Singapore English based on the relevant ICE component corpora. She adopts a typologically-informed perspective on variation in World Englishes by comparing the structures of the speakers’ first languages with the structures of the emergent varieties in the expression of epistemic modality. Beyond this, she analyses language change by constructing apparent-time scenarios to compensate for the lack of diachronic corpora in World Englishes.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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