By Pam Peters, Peter Collins, Adam Smith
This anthology brings jointly clean corpus-based examine via overseas students. It contrasts southern and northern hemisphere utilization on variable components of morphology and syntax. the 19 invited papers contain issues reminiscent of abnormal verb components, pronouns, modal and quasimodal verbs, the proper demanding, the innovative element, and mandative subjunctives. Lexicogrammatical components are mentioned: gentle verbs (e.g. have a look), casual quantifiers (e.g. heaps of), no-collocations, harmony with government and different workforce nouns, substitute verb complementation (as with help, prevent), 0 complementizers and connective adverbs (e.g. however). chosen information-structuring units are analyzed, e.g. there is/are, like as a discourse marker, ultimate but as a turn-taking equipment, and swearwords. Australian and New Zealand use of hypocoristics and alterations in gendered expressions also are analyzed. the 2 forms development jointly often times, in others they diverge: Australian English is mostly extra devoted to colloquial variations in speech and writing. The booklet demonstrates linguistic endonormativity in those southern hemisphere Englishes.