Agreement Patterns in English

Agreement Patterns in English

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Laitinen, Mikko
Agreement Patterns in English. Diachronic Corpus Studies on Common-Number Pronouns
Modern Language Society
Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique de Helsinki 71
Vaajakoski 2007, xviii + 324 pp.


The research presented in this book focuses on corpus linguistic observations of common-number pronouns from the 16th century to the present day, investigating the processes of change in pronominal agreement patterns in two closely-related common-number structures, one anaphoric and one cataphoric. This research illustrates (dis)similarities in the variant frequencies in these structures and explores the types of sociolinguistic generalisation which can be made concerning this particular change.


ISBN 978-951-9040-27-1
ISSN 0355-0192