Sökning: "British National Corpus"

Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 17 avhandlingar innehållade orden British National Corpus.

  1. 1. Agreement with Collective Nouns in English

    Författare :Magnus Levin; [2001]
    Nyckelord :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;

    Sammanfattning : 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. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Apologising in British English

    Detta är en avhandling från Umeå : Moderna språk

    Författare :Mats Deutschmann; Patricia Poussa; Terttu Nevalainen; [2003]
    Nyckelord :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;

    Sammanfattning : 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. LÄS MER

  3. 3. Apologising in British English

    Detta är en avhandling från Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Författare :Mats Deutschmann; Patricia Poussa; Terttu Nevalainen; [2003]
    Nyckelord :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;

    Sammanfattning : 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. LÄS MER

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

    Detta är en avhandling från Göteborg : Göteborg University

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

    Sammanfattning : 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. LÄS MER

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

    Detta är en avhandling från Uppsala : Engelska institutionen

    Författare :Susanna Lyne; Merja Kytö; Hilde Hasselgård; [2011]
    Nyckelord :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;

    Sammanfattning : 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. LÄS MER