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Variation in English Worldwide
  • Axel Bohmann, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Expected online publication date: November 2019
  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online ISBN: 9781108751339
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World Englishes is one of the most active fields of present day linguistic research. This book provides a comprehensive overview of variation in English across the globe, by analysing a large corpus of texts from the English speaking world. The analysis draws on a larger number of individual texts and linguistic features than previous studies have done. It includes a systematic comparison of the influence of register and national variety on variation in English world-wide, and explores patterns of variation in both qualitative and quantitative terms. The results provide a testing ground for theoretical models, and highlight the importance of register in mediating linguistic differences across national varieties.

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