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ERIC Number: EJ597441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-6441
Be "Like" et al. beyond America: The Quotative System in British and Canadian Youth.
Tagliamonte, Sali; Hudson, Rachel
Journal of Sociolinguistics, v3 n2 p147-72 May 1999
Studies the quotative system of contemporary British and Canadian youth. Multivariate analysis of nearly 1300 quotative verbs demonstrates that the innovative form "be like" is productive in both Canada and Britain. Traditional quotatives such as "say,""go,""think" are used according to somewhat different patterns in the two corpora. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United Kingdom (Great Britain)