Negation in Non-Standard British English

Negation in Non-Standard British English : Gaps, Regularizations and Asymmetries

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Despite the advances of radio and television and increasing mobility and urbanization, spoken English is by no means becoming more like the written standard. English dialect grammar, however, is still a new and relatively undeveloped area of research, and most studies to date are either restricted regionally, or based on impressionistic statements. This book provides the first thorough empirical study of the field of non-standard negation across Great Britain.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 458g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138976865
  • 9781138976863

Table of contents

1. Introduction2. Negation in Standard English3. Regional Variation4. Filling the Gaps?5. Negative Concord6. Ain't7. Third Person Singular Don't8. Past Tense Be9. Conclusionshow more