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New Trends and Methodologies in Applied English Language Research

Diachronic, Diatopic and Contrastive Studies

by José Carlos Prado Alonso (Volume editor) Lidia Gomez Garcia (Volume editor) Iria Pastor Gomez (Volume editor) David Tizón Couto (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 348 Pages
Series: Linguistic Insights, Volume 103

Summary

This book has been shortlisted for an ESSE book award 2012 in English Language and Linguistics, Junior Scholars.
This volume approaches the analysis of variation in English from diachronic, diatopic, and contrastive/comparative perspectives. The individual case studies, all closely interrelated, are organized into three parts or sections. Part I (Diachronic Studies) applies a variationist methodology to the analysis of developments in the use of the courtesy marker please, adverbs in -ly, the s- genitive and a number of phrasal combinations with the verb get. It also examines Early Modern English regional dialect vocabulary. Part II (Diatopic Studies) is concerned with the analysis of several morphological and phonological features in different varieties of English, namely Standard English, Modern Scottish English, Galwegian English, and Black South-African English. Part III (Contrastive Studies) contains four chapters dealing with the contrastive analysis of a number of morphosyntactic features, such as the use of modifiers of adjectives by advanced learners of English, the acquisition and use of aspect by advanced EFL learners with different mother-tongue backgrounds, a comparison of the tempo-aspectual categories of English and Italian, and some of the problems encountered by researchers when compiling and analysing learner corpora of spoken language.

Details

Pages
348
ISBN (PDF)
9783035100303
ISBN (Softcover)
9783034300469
Language
English
Publication date
2011 (January)
Published
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 348 pp.

Biographical notes

José Carlos Prado Alonso (Volume editor) Lidia Gomez Garcia (Volume editor) Iria Pastor Gomez (Volume editor) David Tizón Couto (Volume editor)

The Editors: Carlos Prado-Alonso works as a full-time postdoctoral researcher at the Department of English of the University of Santiago de Compostela. Lidia Gómez-García is employed as a research assistant to the Spoken English Research Team at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Iria Pastor-Gómez is an FPU researcher funded by the Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation at the University of Santiago de Compostela. David Tizón-Couto works as a research assistant to the Language Variation and Textual Categorisation Research Unit at the University of Vigo.

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