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Variance and the concept of good usage
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acrolectal adverbial American English aspectual basilect battery became become British English Chapter choice comparable complement concerned context contrast corpus countries course distinction durative econocultural elicitation English language environment especially evaluation example expression fact Figure finite clauses fo-infinitive forced-choice genitive ginnen grammatical hesitation hypothesis implied Indian English indicate infinitive instances interest involved Jespersen John Kachru language less linguistic look meandered meaning modality munched murderer native negative Newspeak Nigeria Nineteen eighty-five non-finite clauses non-finite verb non-native noun phrase o/-genitive object operation Orwell pairs perhaps polarisation present preterit 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 wet wetted wet words