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On the globalization of English: Observations of subjective progressives in present-day Englishes
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages. University of Eastern Finland, Finland.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5613-7618
2016 (English)In: World Englishes: New theoretical and methodological considerations / [ed] Elena Seoane, Cristina Suárez-Gómez, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2016, 229-252 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the globalization of English and suggests that the changingrole and nature of English in the expanding circle requires new methodologicalapproaches and new empirical materials which better represent non-nativeglobal English(es), that is, when English is used as an additional linguisticresource alongside L1s. Our case study investigates how ongoing grammaticalchanges are adapted in global use, and focuses on a specific use of the progressive:the subjective sense with an intervening adverbial. Our findings corroboratethose of Hundt & Vogel (2011) on the progressive in general, but also showthat stretched, special uses of progressives are fully established in non-nativeglobal usage. We conclude that as the globalization of English continues toblur the neat division of the English varieties, better data is needed to take intoaccount the diversity of texts emerging in the expanding circle and to representa variety of text types from natural, non-instructional settings.

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Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2016. 229-252 p.
Keyword [en]
American English, English in the Expanding Circle, subjective progressive, globalization of English
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56470DOI: 10.1075/veaw.g57.10laiOAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-56470DiVA: diva2:968674
Available from: 2016-09-12 Created: 2016-09-12 Last updated: 2016-12-07Bibliographically approved

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