An existential problem: The sociolinguistic monitor and variation in existential constructions on Bequia (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleAn existential problem: The sociolinguistic monitor and variation in existential constructions on Bequia (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) Author(S)Miriam Meyerhoff (Author)
Abstract  Existential constructions in a corpus of spontaneous English from Bequia (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) are used to explore a linguistic problem (Is variation in verb form in existential constructions best viewed as grammatical or lexical?) and a sociolinguistic problem (What aspects of variation change over a lifetime?). ...Paginationp 407-428
SubjectSociologyDescriptorsSociolinguistics
Journal TitleLanguage in Society  
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