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Author Werner, Valentin.

Title Re-assessing the Present Perfect : Corpus Studies and Beyond
Published Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (363 pages)
Series Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] ; v. 91
Topics in English Linguistics TiEL
Contents Table of contents ; Acknowledgements ; List of abbreviations ; 0. Introduction: The present perfect -- a re-assessment ; Part I: Diachronic and synchronic perspectives on the perfect in native varieties of English
1. From possessive-resultative to perfect? Re-assessing the meaning of [hæbb- + past participle] constructions in Old English prose 2. The to-infinitival perfect: A study of decline ; 3. Expression of the perfect in two contact varieties of English
4. Narrative-embedded variation and change: The sociolinguistics of the Australian English narrative present perfect Part II: Perfects across varieties of English ; 5. Present perfect and past tense in Black South African English
6. The present perfect in New Englishes: Common patterns in situations of language contact 7. The perfect space in creole-related varieties of English: The case of Jamaican English ; 8. The frequency of the present perfect in varieties of English around the world
9. Rise of the undead? be-perfects in World Englishes Part III: Building bridges ; 10. The present perfect in learner Englishes: A corpus-based case study on L1 German intermediate and advanced speech and writing
Summary The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics
Notes 11. Afterthought: Some brief remarks on autonomous and speaker-centered linguistic approaches to the present perfect
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Subject English language -- Tense.
Form Electronic book
Author Seoane, Elena.
Suárez Gómez, Cristina.
ISBN 3110435322