New Trends and Methodologies in Applied English Language Research

New Trends and Methodologies in Applied English Language Research

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altBgThis book has been shortlisted for an ESSE book award 2012 in English Language and Linguistics, Junior Scholars.altBRg This volume approaches the analysis of variation in English from diachronic, diatopic, and contrastive/comparative perspectives. The individual case studies, all closely interrelated, are organized into three parts or sections. Part I (altIgDiachronic Studies) applies a variationist methodology to the analysis of developments in the use of the courtesy marker altIgplease, adverbs in altIg-ly, the altIgs- genitive and a number of phrasal combinations with the verb altIgget. It also examines Early Modern English regional dialect vocabulary. Part II (altIgDiatopic Studies) is concerned with the analysis of several morphological and phonological features in different varieties of English, namely Standard English, Modern Scottish English, Galwegian English, and Black South-African English. Part III (altIgContrastive Studies) contains four chapters dealing with the contrastive analysis of a number of morphosyntactic features, such as the use of modifiers of adjectives by advanced learners of English, the acquisition and use of aspect by advanced EFL learners with different mother-tongue backgrounds, a comparison of the tempo-aspectual categories of English and Italian, and some of the problems encountered by researchers when compiling and analysing learner corpora of spoken language.Diachronic, Diatopic and Contrastive Studies Carlos Prado-Alonso ... differences in rhetorical traditions or teachersa#39; instructions, asymmetrical power relations, and transfer from the mother tongue. ... This chapter concerns the use of adjective modification in NS and NNS corpora, and aims to give an introductory view ofanbsp;...

Title:New Trends and Methodologies in Applied English Language Research
Author:Carlos Prado-Alonso
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2009


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