Search for dissertations about: "British English"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 59 swedish dissertations containing the words British English.

  1. 1. Apologising in British English

    University dissertation from Umeå : Moderna språk

    Author : Mats Deutschmann; Patricia Poussa; Terttu Nevalainen; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; apology; speech act; politeness; Brown Levinson; power; solidarity; sociolinguistic variation; pragmatics; BNC; corpus linguistics; British English; Engelska; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; engelska; English;

    Abstract : The thesis explores the form, function and sociolinguistic distribution of explicit apologies in the spoken part of the British National Corpus. The sub-corpus used for the study comprises a spoken text mass of about five million words and represents dialogue produced by more than 1700 speakers, acting in a number of different conversational settings. READ MORE

  2. 2. Apologising in British English

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Mats Deutschmann; Patricia Poussa; Terttu Nevalainen; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; apology; speech act; politeness; Brown Levinson; power; solidarity; sociolinguistic variation; pragmatics; BNC; corpus linguistics; British English; Engelska; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; engelska; English;

    Abstract : The thesis explores the form, function and sociolinguistic distribution of explicit apologies in the spoken part of the British National Corpus. The sub-corpus used for the study comprises a spoken text mass of about five million words and represents dialogue produced by more than 1700 speakers, acting in a number of different conversational settings. READ MORE

  3. 3. Agreement with Collective Nouns in English

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Magnus Levin; [2001]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; 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;

    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

  4. 4. Apologising in British English

    University dissertation from Umeå : Univ. i Umeå, Institutionen för moderna språk

    Author : Mats Deutschmann; Mittuniversitetet.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; apology; speech act; politeness; Brown Levinson; power; solidarity; sociolinguistic variation; pragmatics; BNC; corpus linguistics; British English; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Sociology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Sociologi; Linguistic subjects; Lingvistikämnen;

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

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Engelska institutionen

    Author : Susanna Lyne; Merja Kytö; Hilde Hasselgård; [2011]
    Keywords : 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