undergraduate thesis
British and American English grammar in contrast: a selected survey

Vedrana Plazibat (2015)
Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Metadata
TitlePregled nekih gramatičkih kontrasta između američkog i britanskog engleskog
AuthorVedrana Plazibat
Mentor(s)Gabrijela Buljan (thesis advisor)
Abstract
This paper is concerned with the American and British English grammar in contrast. More particularly, it is an overview of Rohdenburg and Schlüter’s edited volume One Language, Two Grammars? Differences between American and British English (2009). It starts with a selected literature overview, in which we realize that the available empirically based studies are scarce and lack in-depth explanation. Afterwards we continue with a general overview of contrasts that are discussed in Rohdenburg and Schlüter (2009): comparative forms, positioning of adverbs, reflexives, compressed noun modification, infinitive vs. gerund, present perfect vs. preterite, subjunctive, mandative subjunctive, tag questions, and pragmatic functions of adverbs. In the next part, we focus on the detailed discussion of the three selected grammar contrasts: compound verbs, the formation of the preterite and the past participle, and nominal complements. Our corpus study is based on the examples chosen from the One Language, Two Grammars? Differences between American and British English (2009) and compared to the results given in the corpus of Global Web-Based English.
Parallel title (English)British and American English grammar in contrast: a selected survey
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmePhilosophy (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. phil.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2015-09-30
Parallel keywords (Croatian)grammar contrast American English British English
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:060290
CommitterKristina Kiš