This paper compares variation in choice of pronoun case in different regional varieties of the English language, as Peters discovers evidence for the influence of pragmatic factors in some registers less subject to prescription. This study uses data from the International Corpus of English in order to profile the frequencies of fully case-marked pronouns in contemporary Australian, New Zealand, and British English.
|Title of host publication||Approaching language variation through corpora|
|Subtitle of host publication||a festschrift in honour of Toshio Saito|
|Editors||Shunji Yamazaki, Robert Sigley|
|Place of Publication||Bern|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Name||Linguistic insights : studies in language and communication|