Torgersen, Eivind Nessa and Gabrielatos, Costas and Hoffmann, Sebastian and Fox, Susan (2011) A corpus-based study of pragmatic markers in London English. Corpus linguistics and linguistic theory, 7 (1). pp. 93-118. ISSN 1613-7027Full text not available from this repository.
This article analyses the use of particular pragmatic markers in two corpora of spoken London English: the Linguistic Innovators Corpus (LIC) and the Corpus of London Teenage Language (COLT). We found variation according to sex, ethnicity and geographical location, with a different distribution for each pragmatic marker. The innovative pragmatic marker you get me was most frequent among male non-Anglo Hackney residents, indicating innovation in inner London. We argue that a number of pragmatic markers, most notably you get me, should be regarded as elements of Multicultural London English, along with other features that have already been documented.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Corpus linguistics and linguistic theory|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||sociolinguistics ; pragmatic markers ; language and ethnicity ; linguistic innovation ; spoken language ; Multicultural London English ; LANGUAGE CHANGE ; DIFFUSION ; SYSTEM|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language|
|Deposited On:||23 Aug 2011 16:32|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 19:28|
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