The Morphology of English Dialects: Verb-Formation in Non... and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading The Morphology of English Dialects on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Morphology of English Dialects: Verb-Formation in Non-standard English (Studies in English Language) [Hardcover]

Lieselotte Anderwald

RRP: 71.00
Price: 65.50 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: 5.50 (8%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Tuesday, 22 April? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 20.99  
Hardcover 65.50  
Paperback 27.99  
Amazon.co.uk Trade-In Store
Did you know you can use your mobile to trade in your unwanted books for an Amazon.co.uk Gift Card to spend on the things you want? Visit the Books Trade-In Store for more details or check out the Trade-In Amazon Mobile App Guidelines on how to trade in using a smartphone. Learn more.

Book Description

9 April 2009 0521878381 978-0521884976 1
Where do dialects differ from Standard English, and why are they so remarkably resilient? This 2009 study argues that commonly used verbs that deviate from Standard English for the most part have a long pedigree. Analysing the language use of over 120 dialect speakers, Lieselotte Anderwald demonstrates that not only are speakers justified historically in using these verbs, systematically these non-standard forms actually make more sense. By constituting a simpler system, they are generally more economical than their Standard English counterparts. Drawing on data collected from the Freiburg English Dialect Corpus (FRED), this innovative and engaging study will be of great interest to students and researchers of English language and linguistics, morphology and syntax.

Product details


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Book Description

Why do we insist on using words that are 'wrong'? In this engaging 2009 study, Lieselotte Anderwald argues that dialects, contrary to popular opinion, do have a grammar, and commonly used words that deviate from Standard English have a long pedigree and systematically make more sense.

About the Author

Lieselotte Anderwald is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Kiel, Germany.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
ARRAY(0xa11b3db0)

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback