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Singapore English

David Deterding

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625444
eISBN:
9780748651535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625444.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Over the past few decades, Singapore English has been emerging as an independent variety of English with its own distinct style of pronunciation, grammar and word usage. This book provides an ... More


Or constructions: Monosemy vs. polysemy

Mira Ariel

in Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709848
eISBN:
9780191780158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709848.003.0020
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Codes and inferences compete in language, and the competition manifests itself at the level of the language system and in real‐time interactions. Grammars sometimes offer a monosemous code for some ... More


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