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Descriptionvariationist sociolinguisticsKwd:1 Text:2
language variation & change, sociolinguistics, grammaticalization, discourse-pragmatic features
Discourse Analysis  Sociolinguistics  Text/Corpus Linguistics 
DescriptionIndian EnglishKwd:1 Text:1
Variety of English used by Indians in India and its structure and distinctive features i.e. phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and sociolinguistics cum Sociology of English in India.
Sociolinguistics  Variety of English 
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DescriptionLanguage shift in an Anglo-Paraguayan communityKwd:1 Text:0
This study attempts to shed light on the decisive factors in this particular case of language contact and shift with special focus on language attitudes and prestige
Language contact  Sociolinguistics 
DescriptionRhetorics of Face-Saving Strategies. A ComparativeKwd:1 Text:0
This study aims at describing the different face-saving strategies employed by politicians in these two opposite cultures of United Kingdom and Nigeria.
Discourse Analysis  Pragmatics  Sociolinguistics  Typology 
DescriptionSpoken English and the BBCKwd:1 Text:0
The early BBC has had a major impact on spoken English. My research focuses on its Advisory Committee on Spoken English (1926-39) and its failed attempt to regulate English at large.
Historical Linguistics  Sociolinguistics 
DescriptionLanguage, culture and societyKwd:1 Text:0
Contrastive, comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to language, culture and society and issues surrounding their didacticisation.
Applied Linguistics  Contrastive Analysis  Discourse Analysis  Intercultural Pragmatics  Pragmatics  Sociolinguistics 
DescriptionThe language of Salem Witch-Hunt RecordsKwd:1 Text:0
Study of the various documents, especially examination records and witness depositions of the Salem witch trials in the 17th century.
DescriptionWorld Englishes in Latin America and CaribbeanKwd:1 Text:0
This research strand intends to explore and engage in conversations about the state of World Englishes in Latin America and the Caribbean, including issues of policies and languages in contact.
Bilingualism and Multilingualism  Caribbean  Creoles  Diversity and inclusion  Indigenous languages  Language policy  Latin America  Sociolinguistics  World Englishes 
DescriptionAbsolute clauses in Early Modern EnglishKwd:1 Text:0
Interest in mechanisms of change in the history of English, both language-internal and external
Historical Linguistics  Sociolinguistics  Syntax  Text/Corpus Linguistics 
DescriptionDitransitives in British English dialectsKwd:1 Text:0
My PhD thesis examines the influence of language-external factors such as region, style and language change on the 'dative alternation'.
dative alternation  English dialects  Sociolinguistics  syntactic variation  Syntax 
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