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ERIC Number: EJ485089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-3945
Third-Person Present Singular Verb Inflection in Early British and American English.
Kyto, Merja
Language Variation and Change, v5 n2 p113-39 1993
In a sociohistorical variation analysis of verb inflection in Early Modern British and American English, corpus-based comparisons focus on several extralinguistic and linguistic factors that have influenced the choice of forms over successive periods of time. Contrary to customary theories of "colonial lag," the rate of change was faster in the colonies than the mother country. (Contains 53 references.) (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United States