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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00
This research monograph examines familiar letters in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English to provide a pragmatic reading of the meanings that writers make and readers infer. The first part of the book presents a method of analyzing historical texts. The second part seeks to validate this method through case studies that illuminate how modern... more...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 210.00
The studies in this collection represent the critical convergence of different traditions of reading and analyzing discourse. They expose key questions about the methods and the outcomes of historical pragmatic approaches to the study of the history of the English language. The volume will interest scholars in English historical linguistics, literary... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00
The volume is a collection of studies that approach different questions in the history of the English language using a range of evidence and explanations for change across different periods, genres, and aspects of the language. Areas covered include a range of periods of the English language, from Old English to nineteenth-century Canadian English... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 158.00
Using Corpora to Explore Linguistic Variation illustrates the ways in which linguistic variation can be explored through corpus-based investigation. Two major kinds of research questions are considered: variation in the use of a particular linguistic feature, and variation across dialects or registers. Part 1: ?Exploring variation in the use of linguistic... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00
English Corpus Linguistics is a step-by-step guide to creating and analyzing linguistic corpora. The author shows how to collect and computerize data for inclusion in a corpus; how to annotate the data; and how to conduct a linguistic analysis of it once it has been created. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 33.00
How did grammatical gender in English get replaced by a system dependent on natural gender? How is this related to 'irregular agreement' (she for ships) and 'sexist' language use (generic he) in Modern English? This study, based on extensive corpus data, offers an important historical perspective on these controversial questions. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 30.00
This volume, written by a team of experts, many of them internationally known, provides a broad overview of the foundations of and current research on language variation in the southern United States. Central themes, issues and topics of scholarly investigation and debate figure prominently throughout the volume. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 58.00
As a result of colonisation, many varieties of English now exist around the world. Legacies of Colonial English explores the role of British dialects in both the genesis and subsequent history of postcolonial Englishes, and how it came about that many still reflect non-standard British usage from the distant past. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 45.00
New Zealand English is one of the newest varieties of English, and is unique in that its history and development are documented in extensive audio-recordings. On the basis of these recordings, this book examines the linguistic changes New Zealand English has undergone since it was first spoken in the 1850s. more...