The Resource One language, two grammars? : differences between British and American English, edited by Günter Rohdenburg and Julia Schlüter

One language, two grammars? : differences between British and American English, edited by Günter Rohdenburg and Julia Schlüter

Label
One language, two grammars? : differences between British and American English
Title
One language, two grammars?
Title remainder
differences between British and American English
Statement of responsibility
edited by Günter Rohdenburg and Julia Schlüter
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is well known that British and American English differ substantially in their pronunciation and vocabulary, but differences in their grammar have largely been underestimated. This volume focuses on British-American differences in the structure of words and sentences and supports them with computer-aided studies of large text collections. Present-day as well as earlier forms of the two varieties are included in the analyses. This makes it the first book-length treatment of British and American English grammar in contrast, with topics ranging from compound verbs to word order differences and tag questions. The authors explore some of the better-known contrasts, as well as a great variety of innovative themes that have so far received little or no consideration. Bringing together the work of a team of leading scholars in the field, this book will be of interest to those working within the fields of English historical linguistics, language variation and change, and dialectology."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1072
LC item number
.O54 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1940-
  • 1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rohdenburg, Günter
  • Schlüter, Julia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Engels
  • Amerikaans
  • Grammatica
  • Taalvergelijking
  • Grammatik
  • Amerikaans
  • Engels
  • Grammatica
  • Taalvergelijking
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Englisch
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
One language, two grammars? : differences between British and American English, edited by Günter Rohdenburg and Julia Schlüter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 424-451) and index
Contents
  • Synthetic and analytic comparatives
  • Britta Mondorf
  • Phonology and grammar
  • Julia Schlüter
  • Prepositions and postpositions
  • Eva Berlage
  • Argument structure
  • David Denison
  • Reflexive structures
  • Günter Rohdenburg
  • Introduction
  • Non-finite complements
  • Uwe Vosberg
  • The present perfect and the preterite
  • Johan Elsness
  • The revived subjunctive
  • Göran Kjellmer
  • The mandative subjunctive
  • William J. Crawford
  • The conditional subjunctive
  • Julia Schlüter
  • Günter Rohdenburg and Julia Schlüter
  • Tag questions
  • D.J. Allerton
  • The pragmatics of adverbs
  • Karin Aijmer
  • How different are American and British English grammar? And how are they different?
  • Gunnel Tottie
  • New departures
  • Günter Rohdenburg and Julia Schlüter
  • Colonial lag, colonial innovation or simply language change?
  • Marianne Hundt
  • Compound verbs
  • Peter Erdmann
  • The formation of the preterite and the past participle
  • Magnus Levin
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 461 p.
Isbn
9780521872195
Lccn
2008019562
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)221147380
  • (OCoLC)ocn221147380
Label
One language, two grammars? : differences between British and American English, edited by Günter Rohdenburg and Julia Schlüter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 424-451) and index
Contents
  • Synthetic and analytic comparatives
  • Britta Mondorf
  • Phonology and grammar
  • Julia Schlüter
  • Prepositions and postpositions
  • Eva Berlage
  • Argument structure
  • David Denison
  • Reflexive structures
  • Günter Rohdenburg
  • Introduction
  • Non-finite complements
  • Uwe Vosberg
  • The present perfect and the preterite
  • Johan Elsness
  • The revived subjunctive
  • Göran Kjellmer
  • The mandative subjunctive
  • William J. Crawford
  • The conditional subjunctive
  • Julia Schlüter
  • Günter Rohdenburg and Julia Schlüter
  • Tag questions
  • D.J. Allerton
  • The pragmatics of adverbs
  • Karin Aijmer
  • How different are American and British English grammar? And how are they different?
  • Gunnel Tottie
  • New departures
  • Günter Rohdenburg and Julia Schlüter
  • Colonial lag, colonial innovation or simply language change?
  • Marianne Hundt
  • Compound verbs
  • Peter Erdmann
  • The formation of the preterite and the past participle
  • Magnus Levin
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 461 p.
Isbn
9780521872195
Lccn
2008019562
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)221147380
  • (OCoLC)ocn221147380

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