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Barron, Anne – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
The present article introduces the Special Issue entitled "A Variational Pragmatic Approach to Regional Variation in Language," a collection of papers which celebrates the work of Klaus P. Schneider (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universit├Ąt Bonn, Germany) on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Language Variation, Geographic Regions, Language Research
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Barron, Anne; Pandarova, Irina; Muderack, Karoline – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
The present study, situated in the area of variational pragmatics, contrasts tag question (TQ) use in Ireland and Great Britain using spoken data from the Irish and British components of the International Corpus of English (ICE). Analysis is on the formal and functional level and also investigates form-functional relationships. Findings reveal…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Computational Linguistics, Pragmatics, Foreign Countries