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Grammaticalization in non‐standard varieties of English

Bernd Kortmann and Agnes Schneider

in The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199586783
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199586783.013.0021

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

 Grammaticalization in non‐standard varieties of English

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This article deals with grammaticalisation phenomena in non-standard varieties of the English language which are not found in spontaneous spoken varieties of Standard English. It aims to identify the wide range of interesting grammaticalisation phenomena to be observed in the non-standard (including contact) varieties of English. It investigates whether there are markedly different grammaticalisation patterns in spontaneous spoken non-standard varieties compared with what we know about (written and spoken) standard varieties of English and whether there are instances of grammaticalisation which operate on a global level in the Anglophone world.

Keywords: grammaticalisation phenomena; non-standard English; grammaticalisation patterns; spontaneous spoken English; Anglophone world

Article.  6450 words. 

Subjects: Linguistics ; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics ; Sociolinguistics

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