Grammatical and lexical variance in English
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.
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the global context
Variance and the concept of good usage
Language varieties and standard language
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acrolectal adverbial American English aspectual battery became become British English Chapter Chicano English choice comparable complement concerned context contrast corpus countries course distinction durative durative aspect econocultural elicitation English language environment especially evaluation example expression fact Figure finite clauses fo-infinitive forced-choice genitive ginnen grammatical hypothesis implied Indian English indicate infinitive instances interest involved Jespersen John Kachru language less linguistic look meandered meaning modality murderer native negative Newspeak Nigeria Nineteen eighty-five non-finite clauses non-finite verb non-native noun phrase o/-genitive object operation Orwell pairs past participle perhaps polarisation present preterit Prol pronoun prosodic reaction realised rejected relation reluctant replaced responses role s-genitive seems semantic Singapore smell South Asian English speakers Standard English statistically significant stroll subjects suggest Table teachers teaching tendency tense test sentences tion types usage variation variety of English verb wander words