In keeping with the systematic research of enormous quantities of computer-readable textual content, this e-book exhibits how the English language has been altering within the contemporary previous, frequently in unforeseen and formerly undocumented methods. The learn relies on a gaggle of matching corpora, referred to as the 'Brown relatives' of corpora, supplemented via quite a number different corpus fabrics, either written and spoken, drawn often from the later 20th century. one of the concerns receiving specific consciousness are the impression of yank English on British English, the position of the clicking, the 'colloquialization' of written English, and quite a lot of grammatical subject matters, together with the modal auxiliaries, revolutionary, subjunctive, passive, genitive and relative clauses. those topics construct an total photograph of the way English grammar is altering, and the linguistic and social components which are contributing to this technique.

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