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ERIC Number: EJ643230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0388-0001
Endogeny Versus Contact Revisited: Aspectual "Busy" in South African English.
Mesthrie, Rajend
Language Sciences, v24 n3-4 p345-358 May-Jul 2002
Earlier research argues that "busy" in South African English was, contrary to prevailing scholarly intuitions, not attributable to Afrikaans influence, except for a lifting of the semantic restriction that the verb being modified refer to work activities. Tests these conclusions in light of further data and the rise of corpus linguistics. Agrees with the earlier research with modifications. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa