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Title:“I've always spoke(n) like this, you see” : participle leveling in three corpora of English.
Authors:ID Chatten, Alicia (Author)
ID Tabachnick, Guy (Author), et al.
Work type:Unknown
Typology:1.12 - Published Scientific Conference Contribution Abstract
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:Some English verbs use distinct forms for the preterite (1) and the past participle (2). These verbs may variably show paradigm leveling, where the preterite form is used in place of the participle (3). (1) I broke the door. (2) I’ve broken the door. (3) I’ve broke the door. We contribute the first detailed variationist study of participle leveling by investigating the phenomenon in three corpora: Switchboard, a corpus of 10-minute telephone conversations between American English speakers (Godfrey & Holliman 1997); the Philadelphia Neighborhood Corpus, a corpus of sociolinguistic interviews with Philadelphians (Labov & Rosenfelder 2011); and the Diachronic Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English, a corpus of sociolinguistic interviews with residents of the North East of England (Corrigan et al. 2012). We find a striking degree of similarity between the three corpora in the constraints on variation. The general picture is of socially-evaluated variation affected by both syntactic and paradigmatic factors.
Keywords:morphosyntax, morphological variation, analogical leveling, American English, British English
Year of publishing:2019
Number of pages:Str. 67
PID:20.500.12556/RUNG-8917 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:187554563 New window
Publication date in RUNG:04.03.2024
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Title:New Ways of Analyzing Variation [also] NWAV 48 : forests and trees
Place of publishing:[Oregon
Publisher:s. n.]
Year of publishing:2019
COBISS.SI-ID:187551235 New window