'Although'‐constructions in varieties of English

Faculty/Professorship: English and Historical Linguistics  
Author(s): Schützler, Ole 
Title of the Journal: World Englishes
ISSN: 0883-2919
Publisher Information: Oxford [u.a.] : Wiley-Blackwell
Year of publication: 2020
Volume: 39
Issue: 3
Pages: 443-461
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1111/weng.12484
Focusing on subordinate clauses of concession introduced by although, this paper investigates the systematic variation of clause position by inspecting three language-internal factors (or constraints) and their stability across different varieties of the language. The three constraints are based on production (with speech making final placement more likely, due to reduced planning load), processing (with a general preference of final position), and semantics (with certain intra-constructional relations favouring initial placement due to the iconicity principle). The strength and robustness of the constraints outlined above are tested based on spoken and written corpus data from British, Canadian, New Zealand, Nigerian, Indian, and Philippine English.
GND Keywords: Konzessivsatz; Englisch; World Englishes; Schriftsprache; Gesprochene Sprache
Keywords: subordinate clauses, language-internal factors, spoken and written corpus
DDC Classification: 420 English  
RVK Classification: HF 305   
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/49368
Release Date: 22. January 2021