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The present perfect in non-native Englishes [electronic resource] : a corpus-based study of variation / by Julia Davydova.

Author/Creator:
Davydova, Julia, 1977-
Publication:
Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter Mouton, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (354 p.)
Series:
Topics in English linguistics ; 77.
Topics in English linguistics, 1434-3452 ; 77
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Subjects:
Language and languages -- Variation.
English language -- Globalization.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This is an innovative study of variation among linguistic items in what has been traditionally described as present perfect contexts. The study offers analyses of new data sets taken from an interestingly diverse set of non-native Englishes. While comprising traditional second-language varieties such as Indian English, Singapore English, East African English in the investigation of the present perfect, the study extends its scope to cover learner varieties of English spoken in Russia and Germany. The author takes her reader on an amazing variationist journey around the globe, revealing chapter after chapter the commonalities and differences in the patterns of use of the English present perfect and, finally, developing a comprehensive perspective allowing for robust generalisations across numerous data sets. Moreover, empirical data serves as a baseline for taking a stand on a number of currently debated issues in variationist sociolinguistics, research on second language acquisition as well as research on linguistic complexity. Thus operating on the interface of various linguistic paradigms, the book addresses a vast audience including students of linguistics and researchers with various fields of specialization.
Contents:
Front matter
Contents
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction
2. Non-native varieties of English
3. Some theoretical preliminaries
4. Towards a theoretical explanation for variation between the present perfect and preterite
5. The notion of complexity and the English present perfect
6. Metrics of complexity
7. Empirical design of the study and methodology
8. The reference variety of Standard English English (LLC)
9. Acrolectal variety of Indian English (HCNVE)
10. Upper-mesolectal variety of Indian English (ICE)
11. Mesolectal variety of Indian English (HCNVE)
12. Basilectal variety of Indian English (HCNVE)
13. Upper-mesolectal variety of East African English (ICE)
14. Upper-mesolectal variety of Singapore English (ICE)
15. Mesolectal variety of English spoken in Russia (HCNVE)
16. Mesolectal variety of English spoken in Germany (HCNVE)
17. Developing a bird's-eye perspective on the variability of the present perfect across non-native Englishes
18. Concluding remarks
Abbreviations
References
Corpora
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-283-40043-X
9786613400437
3-11-025502-2
OCLC:
748242242
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9783110255027 doi