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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041525874X

ISBN-13: 9780415258746

Pub. Date: 03/29/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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

1. Introduction
2. Negation in Standard English
3. Regional Variation
4. Filling the Gaps?
5. Negative Concord
6. Ain't
7. Third Person Singular Don't
8. Past Tense Be
9. Conclusion

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