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

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

This quantity bargains qualitative in addition to corpus-based quantitative reviews 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 bargains for the examine of dialect grammar, the quantity contains the subsequent 3 vast experiences.

Tanja Herrmann's research is the 1st systematic cross-regional research of relativization options for Scotland, Northern eire, and 4 significant dialect components in England. In her learn layout Hermann has incorporated a few concerns an important in typological examine on relative clauses, peculiarly the Noun word Accessibility Hierarchy. Lukas Pietsch investigates the so-called Northern topic Rule, a distinct contract phenomenon identified from Northern England, Scotland and northern eire. His learn is based mostly at the Northern eire Transcribed Corpus of Speech, but additionally at the FRED and SED facts (Survey of English Dialects) for the North of britain. Susanne Wagner is worried with the phenomenon of pronominal gender, focussing particularly at the typologically relatively precise semantic gender procedure within the dialects of Southwest England.

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

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