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By Pam Peters, Peter Collins, Adam Smith

This anthology brings jointly clean corpus-based examine by means of overseas students. It contrasts southern and northerly hemisphere utilization on variable components of morphology and syntax. the 19 invited papers contain issues equivalent to abnormal verb elements, pronouns, modal and quasimodal verbs, the right annoying, the innovative element, and mandative subjunctives. Lexicogrammatical components are mentioned: gentle verbs (e.g. have a look), casual quantifiers (e.g. heaps of), no-collocations, harmony with government and different crew nouns, replacement verb complementation (as with help, prevent), 0 complementizers and connective adverbs (e.g. however). chosen information-structuring units are analyzed, e.g. there is/are, like as a discourse marker, ultimate but as a turn-taking equipment, and swearwords. Australian and New Zealand use of hypocoristics and adjustments in gendered expressions also are analyzed. the 2 types development jointly on occasion, in others they diverge: Australian English is generally extra dedicated to colloquial variations in speech and writing. The publication demonstrates linguistic endonormativity in those southern hemisphere Englishes.

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2002) In those two years they ____ nothing of any use. (2007) Despite all the warnings, he never ____ . (2002) The article had not ____ their name correctly. Irregular verbs  stigma as far as many respondents are concerned. In every case the nonstandard forms were most strongly endorsed by the youngest group (up to 44 years). The effect is there also in the 2002 data for the past forms of -ed/-t verbs, but less consistently in 2007. Overall the results from the 2007 survey suggest a slight reduction in age-based differentiation from that shown in 2002 over a larger population, as if the acceptability of the nonstandard(ized) forms among the over-65s is on the rise.

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By their topics of conversation, the average age of speakers in ICE-AUS and ICE-NZ corpora is lower than that of those included in ICE-GB (though all are “educated” speakers, according to the ICE criteria). It seems very likely that the frequency of nonstandard verb usage varies with the age of the conversationalists, for example whether they are under or over 35, the threshold used by Rayson et al. (1997) in their research on speech patterns in the British National Corpus. The norms of “standard English” conversation, including verb selections, are likely to vary with the sociolect, and are not simply determined by the medium.

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