Change in Contemporary English: A Grammatical Study (Studies by Geoffrey Leech

By Geoffrey Leech

in keeping with the systematic research of enormous quantities of computer-readable textual content, this ebook exhibits how the English language has been altering within the contemporary previous, usually in unforeseen and formerly undocumented methods. The learn relies on a bunch of matching corpora, often called the 'Brown kin' of corpora, supplemented by means of a number different corpus fabrics, either written and spoken, drawn frequently from the later 20th century. one of the issues receiving specific recognition are the impact of yank English on British English, the function of the click, the 'colloquialization' of written English, and a variety of grammatical themes, together with the modal auxiliaries, revolutionary, subjunctive, passive, genitive and relative clauses. those topics construct an total photo of the way English grammar is altering, and the linguistic and social components which are contributing to this process.

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