Comparative Studies in Australian and New Zealand English

Grammar and beyond

Pam Peters | Macquarie University
ORCID logoPeter Collins | University of NSW
ORCID logoAdam Smith | Macquarie University
ISBN 9789027248992 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027289407 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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This anthology brings together fresh corpus-based research by international scholars. It contrasts southern and northern hemisphere usage on variable elements of morphology and syntax. The nineteen invited papers include topics such as irregular verb parts, pronouns, modal and quasimodal verbs, the perfect tense, the progressive aspect, and mandative subjunctives. Lexicogrammatical elements are discussed: light verbs (e.g. have a look), informal quantifiers (e.g. heaps of), no-collocations, concord with government and other group nouns, alternative verb complementation (as with help, prevent), zero complementizers and connective adverbs (e.g. however). Selected information-structuring devices are analyzed, e.g. there is/are, like as a discourse marker, final but as a turn-taking device, and swearwords. Australian and New Zealand use of hypocoristics and changes in gendered expressions are also analyzed. The two varieties pattern together in some cases, in others they diverge: Australian English is usually more committed to colloquial variants in speech and writing. The book demonstrates linguistic endonormativity in these two southern hemisphere Englishes.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G39] 2009.  x, 406 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This book provides much carefully analysed data for the scholar. At the same time, it would give senior undergraduates an excellent indication of the range of material that is covered by the linguistic area 'grammar and beyond'.”
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Main BIC Subject

CF/2ABU: Linguistics/Australian English

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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