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In the present paper a plea is made for a more differentiated view of speech behaviour which takes intra-lingual variation into account. More specifically, this paper examines the factors constraining pragmatic variation in contemporary spoken English. Macro-social as well as textual parameters...
Investigating two well-known instances of British-American lexico-grammatical differences, namely (1) variable prepositional usage after different and (2) the use of must and its alternatives as expressions of deontic and epistemic modality, the present study demonstrates that British and...
In the present paper, we discuss the analytic potential of corpus-linguistic research into the genre of pop song lyrics. More specifically, we are interested in a corpus-based description of the general style of and, potentially, the stylistic variation within the genre of pop song lyrics. To...
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