Style and politeness: the case of the personal pronoun

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationApproaching language variation through corpora
    Subtitle of host publicationa festschrift in honour of Toshio Saito
    EditorsShunji Yamazaki, Robert Sigley
    Place of PublicationBern
    PublisherPeter Lang
    Pages325-346
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Print)9783035104950
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Publication series

    NameLinguistic insights : studies in language and communication
    PublisherPeter Lang
    Volume167

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