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Academic Paper

Title: Be like and the quotative system of Jamaican English: Linguistic trajectories of globalization and localization
Author: Ksenija Bogetić
Linguistic Field: Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: One of the most striking linguistic changes to affect the English language in recent decades is the ongoing spread of be like, shown in (1), as a new member of the quotative system (Ferrara & Bell, 1995; Macaulay, 2001; Buchstaller & Van Alphen, 2012). The opportunity to study language change ‘in action’ (Tagliamonte & D'Arcy, 2004: 493) brought by this innovation has spurred a vast body of research on quotation in American English, where the new form is presumed to have originated (Ferrara & Bell, 1995).


This article appears IN English Today Vol. 30, Issue 3.

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