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Evolutionary Syntax

By Ljiljana Progovac

This book "outlines novel and testable hypotheses, contains extensive examples from many different languages" and is "presented in accessible language, with more technical discussion in footnotes."


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The Making of Vernacular Singapore English

By Zhiming Bao

This book "proposes a new theory of contact-induced grammatical restructuring" and "offers a new analytical approach to New English from a formal or structural perspective."


Query Details


Query Subject:   written vs. spoken language
Author:   Nicole Dehe
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   DOES ANYBODY KNOW ANY (EMPIRICAL OR THEORETICAL) STUDIES ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPOKEN AND WRITTEN LANGUAGE IN ENGLISH OR RELATED LANGUAGES?
I AM PARTICULARLY INTERESTED INN CONSTRUCTIONS ALLOWING FOR WORD/CONSTITUENT ORDER ALTERNATION AND WHETHER THEY BEHAVE DIFFERENTLY, BUT I WILL BE GRATEFUL FOR ANY SUGGESTIONS.

MANY THANKS,
NICOLE DEHE
LL Issue: 8.1471
Date posted: 12-Oct-1997