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Simplicity and Typological Effects in the Emergence of New Englishes [electronic resource]: The Noun Phrase in Singaporean and Kenyan English

Thomas Brunner
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Berlin : Boston : Walter de Gruyter, [2017]
Language
English
ISBN
9783110516593 (hardcover), 9783110521801 (PDF), 9783110519549 (EPUB)
Contents
  • 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 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.
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
  • Revised thesis (doctoral) - Universität, Regensburg, 2015.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
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