This is an innovative study of variation of the English present perfect that offers analyses of interestingly diverse data sets of non-native English and addresses some of the hotly debated issues in variationist sociolinguistics, second language acquisition and research on linguistic complexity.
Language Arts & Disciplines by Valentin Werner,Elena Seoane,Cristina Suárez-Gómez
The area of the present perfect has always been a hotly contested ground amongst linguists, and recent corpus studies have shown that variation in this realm in English is far more pervasive than previously assumed. This volume features theoretically informed analyses of the expression of the present perfect in native and non-native Englishes, and represents the state of the art in corpus-based works in this area.
Variationist Sociolinguistics: Change, Observation, Interpretation presents a comprehensive, intermediate level examination of Language Variation and Change, the branch of sociolinguistics concerned with linguistic variation in spoken and written language. Represents the most up-to-date coverage of the history, developments, and methodologies of variationist sociolinguistics Addresses all aspects of linguistic variation, including areas not usually covered in introductory texts, e.g. the phonological, morpho-syntactic, discourse/pragmatic Outlines comparative sociolinguistic approach, data collection, methodological issues; and addresses state-of-the-art contemporary quantitative methods and statistical practice Features cutting-edge research at an appropriate level to facilitate student learning Engages students throughout with a variety of pedagogical features, including Mini Quizzes to test comprehension, extensive Exercises at the end of each chapter, the opportunity to do hands-on quantitative analysis of a never-before published data set, and Notes and Tips that offer insight into conducting sociolinguistic research. Extra materials and answers to the exercises are available at www.wiley.com/go/tagliamonte
An Advanced Grammar for Non-native and Native Speakers
Author: Carl Bache,Niels Davidsen-Nielsen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.
The recent recognition of dynamic yet consistent variation, as well as rules, in language use is applied to second languages. The 18 chapters by researchers and methodologists explore the influence of such factors as context, relative social status, target language variety, and psychological aspects