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作者 Brunner, Thomas (Linguist), author
書名 Simplicity and typological effects in the emergence of new Englishes : the noun phrase in Singaporean and Kenyan English / Thomas Brunner
出版項 Berlin ; Boston : Walter de Gruyter, [2017]
國際標準書號 9783110516593 (hardcover)
9783110521801 (epdf)
9783110519549 (epub)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  PE3502.S51 B78 2017    在架上    30630020109011
說明 xviii, 341 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Revised thesis (doctoral) -- Universität, Regensburg, 2015
Includes bibliographical references
Acknowledgements -- List of figures -- List of tables -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction -- The nature of new englishes -- Why NPs in Singaporean english and Kenyan english? -- Analysing language contact on the basis of NPs : rationale and aims -- The analysis of simplification on the basis of NPs : rationale and aims -- The key factors of NP variation addressed -- Theoretical backdrop of the study -- The approach taken to new englishes -- The approach taken to language -- The outline of the study -- New englishes and the structure of NPs -- New varieties of english -- The phenomenon of new englishes -- The definition of "new englishes" -- Models of new englishes -- An overview of linguistic innovations in new englishes -- An overview of explanatory devices for innovations in new englishes -- The field of SLA and the study of new englishes -- Language contact and simplification as major processes of change -- Language contact in new englishes -- Evidence of simplification in new englishes -- Summary : new varieties of english -- Modelling language change in new englishes -- Language contact and simplification in the field of SLA -- L1 transfer in SLA -- Simplification in SLA -- Summary : language contact and simplification in the field of SLA -- An evolutionary model of language change for new englishes -- Evolutionary approaches to language change -- The key assumptions in croft's theory of language change -- Problematising croft's (2000) evolutionary approach -- Modelling linguistic processes in the emergence of new englishes in the light of croft's (2000) theory of language change -- Summary : modelling language contact and simplification in new englishes -- Kenyan and Singaporean english -- Singaporean english -- Singaporean english as a variety -- The local languages in Singapore -- Kenyan english -- Kenyan english as a variety -- The local languages in Kenya -- Singaporean english and Kenyan english in perspective -- The english NP : structure and variation -- The structure of the english NP -- The model by bache (2000) -- Evaluating bache's (2000) model -- An adapted model of the NP -- Syntactic phenomena and problems in the NP -- Variation in the english NP -- Factors influencing the form and complexity of modification -- Factors influencing the choice between pre- and postmodification -- NP complexity -- Problematising linguistic complexity -- The major metrics of NP complexity -- Discussion of the main metrics of syntactic complexity -- How NP complexity will be operationalised -- Summary : delineating the variable context in NPs -- Methodological conclusions from the discussion of NP variation -- The variable contexts in the NP -- NPs in Kenyan english and Singaporean english -- Methodology, corpus handling and statistics -- General methodology : corpus, software and statistics -- The international corpus of english -- Software -- Statistical methods -- Corpus handling in the study of NP modification patterns -- Choice of corpus sections -- Corpus processing -- Studying NP modification in Singaporean english and Kenyan english -- Hypotheses on NP structures in Singaporean english and Kenyan english -- Hypotheses related to language contact -- Hypotheses related to simplification -- Register-specific areas of interest -- Testing hypotheses about language contact phenomena -- Language contact in private dialogue ('ICE-S1A') -- Language contact in student essays ('ICE-W1A') -- Language contact in S1A and W1A : a comparison -- Discussion and interpretation : language contact in NPs in Singaporean english and Kenyan english -- Testing hypotheses about simplification -- The complexity of NPs in private dialogue ('ICE-S1A') -- The complexity of NPs in student essays ('ICE-W1A') -- Simplification in S1A and W1A : a comparison -- Discussion and interpretation : simplification in NPs in Singaporean english and Kenyan english -- Summary and discussion : language contact and simplification across varieties and registers -- Conclusion -- The outline of the study -- The implications of the results for the study of new englishes -- Methodological implications -- Implications with regard to the phenomenon of new englishes -- Bibliography -- Appendix A : HCFA results -- Appendix B : some overviews and additional analyses -- An overview of the two datasets from S1A and W1A -- The dataset from S1A -- The dataset from W1A -- Syntactic position and the choice between pre- and postmodification -- Syntactic position and the choice between pre- and postmodification in S1A -- Syntactic position and the choice between pre- and postmodification in W1A -- Semantic class of the head and complexity levels of NPs -- Semantic class of the head and complexity levels of NPs in S1A -- Semantic class of the head and complexity levels of NPs in W1A
主題 English language -- Singapore -- Noun phrases
English language -- Kenya -- Noun phrase
English language -- English-speaking countries -- Noun phrase
English language -- English-speaking countries -- Variation
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