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Title(s)Tag questions across Irish English and British English: A corpus analysis of form and function
CreatorBarron, Anne  0000-0003-2962-7985 (Institute of English Studies (IES), Leuphana Universität Lüneburg  02w2y2t16)
Pandarova, Irina  0000-0003-1209-8511 (Institute of English Studies (IES), Leuphana Universität Lüneburg  02w2y2t16)
Muderack, Karoline (Institute of English Studies (IES), Leuphana Universität Lüneburg  02w2y2t16)
AbstractThe present study, situated in the area of variational pragmatics, contrasts tag question (TQ) use in Ireland and Great Britain using spoken data from the Irish and British components of the International Corpus of English (ICE). Analysis is on the formal and functional level and also investigates form-functional relationships. Findings reveal many similarities in the use of TQs across the varieties. They also point, however, to a lower use of TQs in Irish English and in a range of variety-preferential features on both the formal and functional levels. The paper shows how an in-depth analysis of form-function relations together with a fine-tuned investigation of sub-functions gives an insight into formal preferences.
KeywordsTag question; Irish English; British English; Variational pragmatics; Regional pragmatic variation
Year of publication in PubData2024
Publishing typeParallel publication
Publication versionPublished version
Date issued2015-03-18
Creation contextResearch
Published byMedien- und Informationszentrum, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
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Title of the resource typeMultilingua
IdentifierDOI: 10.1515/multi-2014-0099
Pages495 - 525
PublisherDe Gruyter Mouton
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