How to use corpus linguistics in sociolinguistics: a case study of modal verb use, age and change over time

Baker, Paul and Heritage, Frazer (2021) How to use corpus linguistics in sociolinguistics: a case study of modal verb use, age and change over time. In: The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics. Routledge, London, pp. 562-575. ISBN 9780367076382

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Abstract

This chapter seeks to explore diachronic and sociolinguistic variation in the use of the modal verb may across the BNC1994 and the BNC2014. We review the previous work which has used corpus linguistic methodologies to explore the sociolinguistic variation; work that has taken a corpus approach to the diachronic change of modal verbs; and present a case study looking at how age (as well as decade of birth) influences how frequently and the ways in which the modal verb may is used.

Item Type: Book Section
Date: 21 December 2021
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-02 - sociology
CAH19 - language and area studies > CAH19-01 - English studies > CAH19-01-01 - English studies (non-specific)
CAH19 - language and area studies > CAH19-01 - English studies > CAH19-01-07 - linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Psychology
Depositing User: Frazer Heritage
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2021 10:10
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 10:00
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12268

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