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Non-canonical syntax in an Expanding Circle variety : Fronting in spoken Korean(ized) English

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Leuckert, Sven ; Rüdiger, Sofia:
Non-canonical syntax in an Expanding Circle variety : Fronting in spoken Korean(ized) English.
In: English World-Wide. Vol. 41 (2020) Issue 1 . - pp. 33-58.
ISSN 1569-9730
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/eww.00039.leu

Abstract in another language

This paper analyzes fronting constructions in spoken Korean(ized) English. Non-canonical syntax is an important means of structuring discourse, but its use by speakers of Expanding Circle Englishes has so far received only insufficient attention in studies of World Englishes. Taking a corpus-linguistic approach, this study determines to which extent topicalization and left-dislocation are used by South Korean speakers of English in informal conversations. In our explanation of the results, which show that fronting constructions are clearly part of the Korean English repertoire albeit used with varying frequencies, we mainly draw on notions of language contact (i.e. Korean as the substrate being a topic-prominent language) and language acquisition processes.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Chair English Linguistics
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Chair English Linguistics > Chair English Linguistics - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Mühleisen
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 400 Language > 400 Language
400 Language > 420 English, Old English languages
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 09:07
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2020 09:07
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/54650