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Change and Continuity in the English Language

Author : Martti Juhani Rudanko
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While earlier treatments of English verb syntax from a diachronic perspective exist, this book breaks entirely fresh ground with its focus on the detailed study of English predicate complementation over the past three centuries. It draws data from an unprecedented combination of authoritative sources, including computer corpora and H. Poutsma's unpublished dictionary, and offers novel systematizations of predicates and discussions of alternation. By giving ample evidence of both change and continuity in the language over the past three hundred years, the book opens up a new research field in the study of the English language.

Australian Aboriginal English

Author : Ian G. Malcolm
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"This is the first volume to provide a comprehensive description of the Aboriginal English dialect with attention to its regional and social variation, the circumstances of its development, its relationships to other varieties and its foundations in the history, conceptual predispositions and speech use conventions of its speakers. The volume includes a review of recent research as well as a bibliography and a number of sample texts"--

Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language

Author : Mary Hayes
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Planning Change Changing Plans

Author : Denise E. Murray
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Planning Change, Changing Plansprovides examples of educational innovation and change—case studies that invite teachers and administrators alike to examine assumptions underlying proposed change and to learn how to build changeability into educational practice. This volume documents twelve different instances of innovative plans, all of which, while achieving some of the original goals, found both impediments and opportunities in the change process. The cases produced demonstrate how teachers resist, interpret, and adapt the change to their particular local context and their beliefs about language and language learning. The case studies are presented by the teachers, researchers, administrators, and consultants who were involved in the specific innovations, and examples represent change and innovation in different countries, in different aspects of the teaching/learning enterprise, and at different levels of educational administration.

Change and Continuity in Applied Linguistics

Author : British Association for Applied Linguistics. Meeting
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The papers in this volume are a selection from those given at the 1999 BAAL Annual Meeting, held at Edinburgh, whose theme was 'Change and Continuity in Applied Linguistics'. As well as offering a varied sample of current applied linguistics research, they provide a stimulating discussion of a wide range of views on fundamental questions about the nature and development of the discipline: What is applied linguistics? Where has it come from? What are its interests, data and methods? Who is it for? And how is it changing, especially in its views of language, learning, society and teaching?

An Inductive Grammar of the English Language

Author : John Clark Ridpath
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Change for Continuity

Author : Intisar J. Azzam
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Language Change in English Newspaper Editorials

Author : Ingrid Westin
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This work is a corpus-based study of the language of English up-market ("quality") newspaper editorials, covering the period 1900-1993. CENE, the Corpus of English Newspaper Editorials, was compiled for the purposes of this study and comprises editorials from the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, and The Times chosen to represent periods at ten-year intervals. The language of the editorials was investigated with regard to features that previous research had proved to be markers of such types of discourse as might be of interest to an investigation of the development of the language of newspaper editorials. To begin with, sets of features associated with the empirically defined dimensions of linguistic variation presented in Biber (1988) were compared across decades and newspapers; these dimensions included personal involvement and information density, narrative discourse, argumentative discourse, abstract discourse, and explicit reference. However, since the study showed that the features within each set often developed in diverging directions, the old sets were broken up and new ones formed on the basis of change and continuity as well as of shared linguistic/stylistic functions, specific for newspaper editorials, among the features involved. It then became apparent that, during the 20th century, the language of the editorials developed towards greater information density and lexical specificity and diversity but at the same time towards greater informality, in so far as the use of conversational features increased. The narrative quality of the editorials at the beginning of the century gradually decreased whereas their reporting and argumentative functions remained the same over the years. When the features were compared across the newspapers analyzed, a clear distinction was noticed between The Times and the Guardian. The language of the Guardian was the most informal and the most narrative while that of The Times was the least so. The information density was the highest inThe Times and the lowest in the Guardian. In these respects, the Daily Telegraph took an intermediate position. The editorials of the Guardian were more argumentative than those of both the Daily Telegraph and The Times. As regards lexical specificity and diversity as well as sentence complexity, the Daily Telegraph scored the highest and The Times the lowest while the results obtained for the Guardian were in between the two.

Change with Continuity

Author : Namibia. Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sport
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Universal Dictionary of the English Language Rhe Z

Author : Robert Hunter
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The Study of Second Language Acquisition in the Asian Context

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This book will be of special interest to English teachers and those in professional development in the region and/or who have classrooms with Asian learners. Paradigms appear to be shifting in Asian L2 learning in a region providing huge growth in English education. This will have an important bearing on the profession, including researchers, worldwide

A Dictionary of the English Language

Author : Samuel Johnson
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Change and Continuity

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Walker s Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language With Webster s Definitions and Worcester s Improvements Thoroughly Remodelled Enlarged and Adapted by P Austin Nuttall

Author : John Walker (the Philologist.)
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Religious Change and Continuity

Author : Harry M. Johnson
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An Explanatory and Phonographic Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language

Author : William Bolles
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The English Language in Nova Scotia

Author : Lilian Falk
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Universal Dictionary of the English Language

Author : Robert Hunter
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Lectures on the English Language

Author : George Perkins Marsh
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