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By Raffaella Zanuttini,Laurence Horn

ISBN-10: 0199367213

ISBN-13: 9780199367214

ISBN-10: 0199367221

ISBN-13: 9780199367221

by way of evaluating linguistic types which are relatively related total, linguists can usually make sure the place and the way grammatical structures range, and the way they modify over the years. Micro-Syntactic edition in North American English offers a scientific examine minimum variations within the syntax of sorts of English spoken in North the US. The e-book makes on hand for the 1st time a number information on unusual buildings drawn from numerous nearby and social dialects, info whose distribution and grammatical homes make clear the kinds below exam and at the homes of English syntax extra generally.

The 9 contributions gathered during this quantity fall lower than a couple of overlapping issues: edition within the expression of negation and modality (the "so do not I" building in jap New England, unfavorable auxiliary inversion in declaratives in African-American and southern white English, a number of modals in southern speech, the "needs washed" building within the Pittsburgh area); pronouns and reflexives (transitive expletives in Appalachia, own dative structures within the Southern/Mountain states, long-distance reflexives within the Minnesota Iron Range); and the relation among linguistic version and language swap (the upward push of "drama SO" between more youthful audio system, the trouble in setting up which phenomena cluster jointly and will be defined by means of a unmarried element of parametric variation). those chapters delve into the syntactic research of person phenomena, and the editors' advent and afterword contextualize the problems and discover their semantic, pragmatic, and sociolinguistic implications.

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