Search for dissertations about: "BNC"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 swedish dissertations containing the word BNC.

  1. 1. The Subject of the Verbal Gerund : A Study of Variation in English

    Author : Susanna Lyne; Merja Kytö; Hilde Hasselgård; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; BNC; British National Corpus; corpus linguistics; genitive; genre; gerund; ing-form; Late Modern English; linguistic variation; multivariate analysis; possessive; prescriptivism; Present-day English; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : This study deals with variation between possessive/genitive and objective/plain forms of the subject of the verbal gerund clause (VGC) in Present-day and Late Modern British English, as in Would you object to my [me] paying her a visit? and Poor timing of spoonfuls can lead to the child’s [the child] feeling frustrated. According to the traditional prescriptivist view, the possessive/genitive form is the preferred variant. READ MORE

  2. 2. Tag Questions in Fiction Dialogue

    Author : Karin Axelsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : tag questions; fiction dialogue; direct speech; spoken conversation; pragmatics; corpus-based study; BNC; British English;

    Abstract : This study investigates the use of tag questions (TQs) in British English fiction dialogue by making comparisons to spoken conversation. Data has been retrieved from two subcorpora of the British National Corpus (BNC): a Fiction Subcorpus and the demographic part of the spoken component. READ MORE

  3. 3. On the Relative Order of Adverbs in the I-domain: A study of English and Swedish

    Author : Fabian Beijer; Engelska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Relativized Minimality; Starke 2001 ; Cinque 1999 ; Minimalist Program; PAROLE; BNC; functional sequence; functional projection; functional head; hierarchical order; Swedish; English; I-domain; AdvP; adverb phrase; adverb; adverbial; syntactic features; word order; merge; English language and literature; Engelska språk och litteratur ;

    Abstract : This dissertation is a theoretical and empirical investigation of the ordering of adverbs in the I-domain. Within the generative-minimalist framework, adverbs have traditionally been analysed as adjuncts, adjoined to the syntactic structure in semantically appropriate positions (e.g. Jackendoff 1972). READ MORE

  4. 4. Apologising in British English

    Author : Mats Deutschmann; Patricia Poussa; Terttu Nevalainen; Mittuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; apology; speech act; politeness; Brown Levinson; power; solidarity; sociolinguistic variation; pragmatics; BNC; corpus linguistics; British English; Other Germanic languages; Övriga germanska språk; Sociology; Sociologi; Linguistic subjects; Lingvistikämnen; English language; Engelska; English language; Engelska språket; engelska; English;

    Abstract : Avhandlingenatt undersöker funktionen av ursäkten som talakt samt sociala skillnader i dess användande i talad Brittisk engelska inspelad under tidigt 1990-tal. Materialet består av hundratals konversationer från formella och informella sammanhang och sammanlagt ingår över 1700 talare i den undersökta korpusen. READ MORE

  5. 5. Agreement with Collective Nouns in English

    Author : Magnus Levin; Engelska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; markedness; Longman Spoken American Corpus; grammatical change; corpus; conventionalization; concord; conceptualization; collective nouns; British National Corpus; British English; BNC; Australian English; American English; agreement; Agreement Hierarchy; pronouns; English language and literature; Engelska språk och litteratur ; Grammar; semantics; semiotics; syntax; Grammatik; semantik; semiotik; agreement; language variation; English language; Engelska språket; Engelsk språkvetenskap; English;

    Abstract : This thesis concerns agreement with collective nouns in American, British and Australian English. It is based on material from newspaper corpora and spoken corpora. The findings suggest that dialectal, stylistic, diachronic, syntactic and semantic factors interact in the selection of singular and plural agreement. READ MORE