Geoffrey Leech's Change in Contemporary English: A Grammatical Study (Studies PDF

By Geoffrey Leech

in accordance with the systematic research of huge quantities of computer-readable textual content, this e-book exhibits how the English language has been altering within the contemporary prior, usually in unforeseen and formerly undocumented methods. The examine is predicated on a gaggle of matching corpora, referred to as the 'Brown relatives' of corpora, supplemented by means of a variety of different corpus fabrics, either written and spoken, drawn regularly from the later 20th century. one of the issues receiving specific consciousness are the effect of yank English on British English, the function of the click, the 'colloquialization' of written English, and a variety of grammatical issues, together with the modal auxiliaries, revolutionary, subjunctive, passive, genitive and relative clauses. those topics construct an total photograph of the way English grammar is altering, and the linguistic and social elements which are contributing to this process.

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