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Hundt, M (2009). Global feature - local norms? A case study on the progressive passive. In: Hoffmann, T; Siebers, L. World Englishes - Problems, Properties and Prospects. Amsterdam and Philadelphia, 287-308. ISBN 978-90-272-4900-5.

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Abstract

This paper looks at the usage of the progressive passive in Inner and OUter Circle varieties of English. This syntactic pattern is a global feature in that it is found in practically all varieties of English world wide, but it is used with different frequencies in different Englishes and also shows differences at the micro-variational level (co-occurrence patterns, choice of subject, etc.). In other words, globally used grammatical patterns may display divergent behaviour locally, a phenomenon that has been labelled "glocalisation". The evidence for this study comes mainly from relevant components of the International Corpus of English (ICE).

Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of English Studies
DDC:820 English & Old English literatures
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:28 Oct 2009 15:12
Last Modified:04 Apr 2012 14:58
Publisher:John Benjamins
Series Name:Varieties of English Around the World
Number:G40
ISBN:978-90-272-4900-5
Official URL:http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=VEAW%20G40
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