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Linguistic Innovators: The English of Adolescents in London

Grant reference: RES-000-23-0680

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A corpus-based study of pragmatic markers in London English
This article analyses the use of particular pragmatic markers in two corpora of spoken London English: the Linguistic Innovators Corpus (LIC) and the Corpus of London Teenage Language (COLT). We found variation according to sex, ethnicity and geographical location, with a different distribution for each pragmatic marker. The innovative pragmatic marker you get me was most frequent among male non-Anglo Hackney residents, indicating innovation in inner London.
Abstract
10.1515/CLLT.2011.005
English

Primary contributor

Author Eivind Nessa Torgersen

Additional contributors

Co-author Costas Gabrielatos
Co-author Susan Fox
Co-author Sebastian Hoffmann

Keywords

English language; linguistics; speech; dialect; accent

Additional details

7
1
Yes
1613-7027
http://www.degruyter.com/dg/page/16/de-gruyter-open-library
Walter de Gruyter
01 May 2011
Paperback
25
93-118
Berlin, Germany
Post-print
Corpus linguistics and linguistic theory

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CLLT_pragmatic_markers.pdf (.pdf / 800kb)

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Torgersen, Eivind Nessa et al (2011) A corpus-based study of pragmatic markers in London English. Corpus linguistics and linguistic theory. 7 (1), pp. 93-118 Berlin, Germany: Walter de Gruyter.

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Torgersen Eivind Nessa et al. A corpus-based study of pragmatic markers in London English. Corpus linguistics and linguistic theory 2011; 7 (1): 93-118.