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- DescriptionWhere do dialects differ from Standard English, and why are they so remarkably resilient? This study argues that commonly used verbs that deviate from Standard English for the most part have a long pedigree. Analysing the language use of over 120 dialect speakers, Lieselotte Anderwald demonstrates that t only are speakers justified historically in using these verbs, systematically these n-standard forms actually make more sense. By constituting a simpler system, they are generally more ecomical than their Standard English counterparts. Drawing on data collected from the Freiburg English Dialect Corpus (FRED), this invative and engaging study will be of great interest to students and researchers of English language and linguistics, morphology and syntax.
- Author BiographyLieselotte Anderwald is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Kiel, Germany.
- Author(s)Lieselotte Anderwald
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication09/04/2009
- Series TitleStudies in English Language
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note24 maps 3 tables
- Weight520 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine18 mm
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