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Grammatical and Lexical Variance in English

1st Edition

By Randolph Quirk

Routledge

230 pages

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Written by one of Britain's most distinguished linguists, this book is concerned with the phenomenon of variance in English grammar and vocabulary across regional, social, stylistic and temporal space.

Table of Contents

Foreword

1. Variance in English: the global context

2. Variance and the concept of good usage

3. Language varieties and standard language

4. Language spread and language variation

5. Linguistic variance: nature and art

6. Orwell and language engineering

7. Exploring the English genitive: a tribute to Jespersen

8. A case study of multiple meaning

9. Non-finite clauses in Chaucer

10. On having a look in a corpus

11. The Survey of English Usage and adverbial realisations

12. Grammatical data by elicitation

13. A problem of modality

14. Acceptability experiments in spoken English

15. A tough object to trace

16. Activating latent contrasts

17. Contrasts in lexical semantics

18. Aspect and variant inflexion

19. Taking a deep smell: sex and a single verb

References

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General