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The Morphology of English Dialects Verb-Formation in Non-standard English by Lieselotte Anderwald
  

The Morphology of English Dialects Verb-Formation in Non-standard English

Part of the Studies in English Language Series

Synopsis

The Morphology of English Dialects Verb-Formation in Non-standard English by Lieselotte Anderwald

Where 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 not only are speakers justified historically in using these verbs, systematically these non-standard forms actually make more sense. By constituting a simpler system, they are generally more economical than their Standard English counterparts. Drawing on data collected from the Freiburg English Dialect Corpus (FRED), this innovative and engaging study will be of great interest to students and researchers of English language and linguistics, morphology and syntax.

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Publication date

8th June 2012

Author

Lieselotte Anderwald

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Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Dialect, slang & jargon

ISBN

9781107407695

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