Negation in Non-Standard British English: Gaps, Regularizations and Asymmetries / Edition 1

Negation in Non-Standard British English: Gaps, Regularizations and Asymmetries / Edition 1

by Lieselotte Anderwald, Anderwald Liese, L. Anderwald
     
 

Despite the advances of radio and television and increasing mobility and urbanization, spoken English is by no means becoming more like the written standard. English dialect grammar, however, is still a new and relatively undeveloped area of research, and most studies to date are either restricted regionally, or based on impressionistic statements. This book

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Overview

Despite the advances of radio and television and increasing mobility and urbanization, spoken English is by no means becoming more like the written standard. English dialect grammar, however, is still a new and relatively undeveloped area of research, and most studies to date are either restricted regionally, or based on impressionistic statements. This book provides the first thorough empirical study of the field of non-standard negation across Great Britain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415258746
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/29/2002
Series:
Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1Introduction1
2Negation in standard English15
3Regional variation44
4Filling the gaps?72
5Negative concord101
6AIN'T116
7Third person singular don't151
8Past tense BE171
9Conclusion194
AppShared grammatical features of British urban dialects203
Notes204
Bibliography217
Index227

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