Agreement, Gender, Relative Clauses: Volume 1 (Topics in by Bernd Kortmann,Tanja Herrmann,Lukas Pietsch,Susanne Wagner PDF

By Bernd Kortmann,Tanja Herrmann,Lukas Pietsch,Susanne Wagner

This quantity bargains qualitative in addition to corpus-based quantitative stories on 3 domain names of grammatical version within the British Isles. All reviews draw seriously at the Freiburg English Dialect Corpus (FRED), a automated corpus for predominantly British English dialects comprising a few 2.5 million phrases. along with an account of FRED and the benefits which a functional-typological framework deals for the learn of dialect grammar, the quantity contains the next 3 colossal stories.

Tanja Herrmann's examine is the 1st systematic cross-regional learn of relativization innovations for Scotland, Northern eire, and 4 significant dialect parts in England. In her learn layout Hermann has integrated a few concerns an important in typological examine on relative clauses, mainly the Noun word Accessibility Hierarchy. Lukas Pietsch investigates the so-called Northern topic Rule, a distinct contract phenomenon recognized from Northern England, Scotland and northerly eire. His research is based mostly at the Northern eire Transcribed Corpus of Speech, but in addition at the FRED and SED information (Survey of English Dialects) for the North of britain. Susanne Wagner is anxious with the phenomenon of pronominal gender, focussing in particular at the typologically really distinctive semantic gender method within the dialects of Southwest England.

This quantity should be of curiosity to dialectologists, sociolinguists, typologists, old linguists, grammarians, and an individual attracted to the constitution of spontaneous spoken English.

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