Contraction in British Newspapers
in the Late 20th Century
By Margareta Westergren Axelsson
Almqvist & Wiksell
$58.50 Paper Original
This investigation of verb contractions (e.g. Iím and itís) and not-contractions (donít and havenít) uses two samples of British newspaper text from 1961 and 1994. The 1994 material compiled for this study is carefully matched to the press categories of the well-known LOB corpus of written British English.
Series: Studia Anglistica Upsaliensia
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