master's thesis
The Use of Tenses in British and American English

Sara Steiner (2016)
Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Metadata
TitleThe Use of Tenses in British and American English
AuthorSara Steiner
Mentor(s)Tanja Gradečak Erdeljić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
American and British English are the best known and the most frequently used varieties of the English language. They differ in many aspects: pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar. The starting point for this work was the difference in the use of Past Simple and Present Perfect with particular time adverbials (yet, since, just, never, recently) in these two varieties of English. Previous research showed that speakers of American English prefer Past Simple with the above mentioned time adverbials, while speakers of British English prefer Present Perfect in the same situations. In order to find out, which of the two varieties of English EFL learners in Croatian high schools prefer, we conducted a research which has shown that learners prefer American English. Also, the research has shown that with time adverbials yet, since, just, never, recently learners mostly used Past Simple. These results could help teachers to understand the errors learners make while acquiring Present Perfect.
Parallel title (Croatian)Uporaba glagoslkih vremena u britanskom i američkom engleskom
Committee MembersDraženka Molnar (committee chairperson)
Goran Milić (committee member)
Tanja Gradečak Erdeljić (committee member)
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major); specializations in: Teacher Training, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Philology
Study specializationTeacher Training
Academic title abbreviationmag. philol. angl.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeGerman Language and Literature (double major); specializations in: Teacher Training, Translation Studies
Study specializationTeacher Training
Academic title abbreviationmag. philol. germ.
Genremaster's thesis
Language English
Defense date2016-07-13
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
Američki i britanski engleski su dvije najpoznatije te ujedno i najrasprostranjenije varijante engleskog jezika. One se razlikuju u nekoliko područja: izgovoru, rječniku, gramatici. Polazna točka ovoga rada su razlike u korištenju glagolskih vremena past simple i present perfect uz pojedine vremenske priloge (yet, since, just, never, recently). Prethodna istraživanja su pokazala da govornici američkog engleskog češće koriste past simple uz navedene vremenske priloge dok govornici britanskog engleskog koriste present perfect u istim situacijama. Kako bi otkrili koju varijantu engleskog jezika koriste učenici engleskog jezika u srednjim školama, provedeno je istraživanje. To istraživanje je pokazalo da se učenici češće odlučuju za američki engleski. Istraživanje je također pokazalo da učenici većinom koriste past simple uz vremenske priloge yet, since, just, never, i recently. Rezultati ovog istraživanja mogu pomoći učiteljima kako bi utvrdili razloge za pojedine greške koje učenici rade tijekom usvajanja present perfecta.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)American English British English Present Perfect Past Simple error analysis američki engleski britanski engleski present perfect past simple analiza pogrešaka
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:037966
CommitterBernardica Plašćak