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Title:Flipping the on/off switch: change in progress in the prepositional complements of verbs like "base" : lecture at the American Dialect Society, Annual Conference, January 8, 2023
Authors:ID Tabachnick, Guy (Author)
ID MacKenzie, Laurel (Author)
Files:.pdf Tabachnick_ADS-2023.pdf (1,07 MB)
Work type:Unknown
Typology:3.15 - Unpublished Conference Contribution
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:Traditionally, verbs like base, survive, and capitalize have combined with the preposition on to express a meaning of derivation (based on). Since 2000, the use of off (of) in this construction has rapidly risen in prevalence and acceptability (Curzan, 2013; Behrens, 2014; Janda, 2020). We confirm the relative increase of off in this construction in a corpus of posts from the discussion website Reddit and in two other corpora in both real and apparent time, and find verb-specific effects on rate of off usage.
Keywords:Morpho-Syntactic Variation, prepositions, Reddit corpus, American English
Year of publishing:2023
PID:20.500.12556/RUNG-8919 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:187564035 New window
Publication date in RUNG:04.03.2024
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Title:American Dialect Society (ADS)
Place of publishing:Denver, CO, USA
Year of publishing:2023