Search for dissertations about: "British English"

Showing result 6 - 10 of 59 swedish dissertations containing the words British English.

  1. 6. Syntactic variation in English quantified noun phrases with all, whole, both and half

    University dissertation from Växjö : Växjö University Press

    Author : Maria Estling; Graeme Kennedy; [2004]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; syntactic variation; quantifiers; all; whole; both; half; linguistic factors; British English; American English; Australian English; grammaticalisation; totality; corpus; newspaper corpus; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket;

    Abstract : The overall aim of the present study is to investigate syntactic variation in certain Present-day English noun phrase types including the quantifiers all, whole, both and half (e.g. a half hour vs. half an hour). READ MORE

  2. 7. Idioms Unlimited. A study of non-canonical forms of English verbal idioms in the British National Corpus

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborg University

    Author : Elisabeth Gustawsson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2006]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English; idiom; corpus; transparency; isomorphicity; modification; derivation; permutation; non-canonical; figurative;

    Abstract : The study is a corpus-based investigation of the semantic, lexical, and grammatical flexibility of English verbal idioms, focusing on qualitative analyses of examples of current British English usage. 300 verbal idioms - i.e. idioms that consist of a verb and a complement, e. READ MORE

  3. 8. Noun Phrases in British Travel Texts : A Corpus-Based Study

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Tore Nilsson; [2001]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; corpus linguistics; syntactic variation; noun phrase NP ; premodification; postmodification; simple; complex; NP head; NP function; Engelska; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; English; engelska;

    Abstract : This study is a corpus-based investigation of the structure and variation of noun phrases in three types of British texts on tourism and travel. Based on their publishing formats, the corpus texts are divided into three Text categories: tourist brochures, newspaper feature articles dealing with travel and tourism, and travel guides. READ MORE

  4. 9. "Honourable" or "Highly-sexed" Adjectival Descriptions of Male and Female Characters in Victorian and Contemporary Children's Fiction

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Hanna Andersdotter Sveen; Merja Kytö; Claudia Claridge; [2005]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; 19th-century English; adjectives; attributive; British National Corpus; characters; children s fiction; contemporary; corpus linguistics; description; evaluative meaning; female; gender; male; part description; predicative; semantic domains; syntactic function; Victorian; Engelska; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : This corpus-based study examines adjectives and adjectival expressions used to describe characters in British children’s fiction. The focus is on diachronic variation, by comparing Victorian (19th-century) and contemporary (late 20th-century) children’s fiction, and on gender variation, by comparing the descriptions of female and male characters. READ MORE

  5. 10. Evidential marking in spoken English Linguistic functions and gender variation

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of English

    Author : Erika Berglind Söderqvist; Merja Kytö; Angela Hoffman; Marta Carretero; [2020]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Evidentiality; spoken language; English; corpus linguistics; gender; style; pragmatics; sociolinguistics; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the marking of evidentiality in spoken British English. Evidentiality is the linguistic expression of whether and how a speaker/writer has access to evidence for or against the truth of a proposition, and it is usually manifested in the form of sensory evidentiality (e.g. I saw Sam leave), hearsay evidentiality (e. READ MORE