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One Language, Two Grammars? Differences Between British and American English

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ISBN-10: 0521183960

ISBN-13: 9780521183963

Edition: 2010

Authors: G�nter Rohdenburg, Julia Schl�ter

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List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 486
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Introduction
Colonial lag, colonial innovation or simply language change?
Compound verbs
The formation of the preterite and the past participle
Comparatives
Phonology and grammar
Prepositions and postpositions
Argument structure
Reflexive structures
Noun phrase modification
Nominal complements
Non-finite complements
The present perfect and the preterite
The revived subjunctive
The mandative subjunctive
The conditional subjunctive
Tag questions
The pragmatics of adverbs
How different are American and British grammar? And how are they different?
New departures