Title
A corpus-based study of pragmatic markers in London English
Description
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.
URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/CLLT.2011.005
URL Description
Abstract
DOI
10.1515/CLLT.2011.005
Language
English
Author
Eivind Nessa Torgersen
Co-author
Costas Gabrielatos
Co-author
Susan Fox
Co-author
Sebastian Hoffmann

English language; linguistics; speech; dialect; accent

Volume number
7
Issue number
1
Is this item peer reviewed?
Yes
ISSN
1613-7027
Copyright URL
http://www.degruyter.com/dg/page/16/de-gruyter-open-library
Publisher
Walter de Gruyter
Date of publication
01 May 2011
Is this item hardback or paperback?
Paperback
Number of pages
25
Page reference
93-118
Place of publication
Berlin, Germany
Is this item a pre-print or post-print?
Post-print
Title of journal
Corpus linguistics and linguistic theory
Harvard
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.
Vancouver
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.