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Feature studies of World Englishes (Schneider, Brato, et al.)

As a natural component of our overall investigations of World Englishes, individual features and properties of specific varieties have been investigated. These studies have been based on a range of sources, including, most commonly, available corpora (large-scale electronic text collections), video resources, or personal fieldwork.


Brato, Thorsten. 2015. "A pilot study of acoustic features of word-final affricated /t/ and /ts/ in educated Ghanaian English". In Rita Calabrese, J. K. Chambers & Gerhard Leitner (eds.), Variation and Change in Postcolonial Contexts. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 61–78.

Schneider, Edgar W. 2000. "Feature diffusion vs. contact effects in the evolution of New Englishes: A typological case study of negation patterns." English World-Wide 21:2, 201-230.

Schneider, Edgar W. 2000. "Corpus linguistics in the Asian context: Exemplary studies of the Kolhapur Corpus of Indian English", in Ma. Lourdes S. Bautista, Teodoro A. Llamzon and Bonifacio P. Sibayan, eds., Parangal cang Brother Andrew: Festschrift for Andrew Gonzalez on His Sixtieth Birthday. Manila: Linguistic Society of the Philippines, 115-137.

Schneider, Edgar W. 2006. "How to trace structural nativization: Particle verbs in World Englishes", in Kingsley Bolton and Braj Kachru, eds. World Englishes: Critical Concepts. Vol. 6. London: Routledge, 132-160. (Reprint from World Englishes 2003)

Schneider, Edgar W. 2007. "Language, humour and gender in Ali G's Innit", in Helge Nowak, ed. Comedy and Gender. Heidelberg: Winter, 217-232.

Schneider, Edgar W. 2011. "The subjunctive in Philippine English – an updated assessment." In Maria Lourdes S. Bautista, ed., Studies in Philippine English: Exploring the Philippine Component of the International Corpus of English. Mandaluyong City: Anvil Publishing, 159-173.

Schneider, Edgar W. 2011. "English into Asia: From Singaporean ubiquity to Chinese learners' features." In Anne Curzan and Michael Adams, eds., Contours of English and English Language Studies: In Honor of Richard W. Bailey. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 135-156.

Schneider, Edgar W. & Maria Steger. 2012. "Complexity as a function of iconicity: The case of complement clause constructions in New Englishes." In Bernd Kortmann and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi, eds., Linguistic Complexity: Second Language Acquisition, Indigenization, Contact. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 156-191. 


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  2. Department of English and American Studies