Essays about: "grammaticalization"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 essays containing the word grammaticalization.

  1. 1. I’m sure women use more hedges, I think : A study comparing male and female usage of hedges

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Andriette Engström; [2018]
    Keywords : Hedges; I think; I’m sure; pragmaticalization; grammaticalization;

    Abstract : This study reexamines Lakoff’s (1973) claim that women use more hedges than men is true. Because of the vast number of hedges, this study focuses on two hedges: I think and I’m sure. It also investigates how the included hedges are used by men and women to express belief and opinion. READ MORE

  2. 2. Word Frequency as a Predictor of Word Intensity

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi

    Author : Rebeca Padilla López; [2017]
    Keywords : word frequency; intensity; sentiment analysis;

    Abstract : In this thesis we explore the intensity of adjectives and how it can be predicted by different word features. We investigate how to accurately determine intensity between synonymous adjectives. For this, we look at features such as word frequency, number of senses and syllable length. READ MORE

  3. 3. We have to trust them, but they must also know... : A corpus-based investigation of the core modal must and the emerging modals have to and have got to in newspapers and social media by Swedes

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Teresa Rilling; [2015]
    Keywords : colloquialization; core modal; corpora; emerging modal; English as a foreign language; grammaticalization; have got to; have to; modal auxiliaries; must;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to examine to what extent Swedish writers, who write in English, use the modals must, have to and have got to. The hypothesis being tested argues that the core modal must is not being challenged by the emerging modals have to and have got to in this non-native variety of English. READ MORE

  4. 4. Variation of English passives used by Swedes : A corpus-based study of the usage of be-passives and get-passives

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Elias Gustafsson; [2014]
    Keywords : be-passive; blog; colloquialization; corpus; get-passive; grammaticalization; online newspaper; Sweden;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the grammatical constructions of be-and get-passives and their usage by Swedes writing in English. The investigation is based on findings from four different corpora, two of which were compiled for the purpose of this study. READ MORE

  5. 5. Exploring a recent grammatical change : A corpus-based investigation of the core modals will and shall and the semi-modal BE going to in newspapers and blogs written by Swedes

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Felix Fernebring; [2014]
    Keywords : Auxiliary verbs; BE going to; corpora; grammaticalization; modality; semi-modal; shall; variation; will;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to investigate how the modal auxiliaries will and shall and the semi-modal BE going to are used to express futurity by individuals whose first language is Swedish. The study is corpus based, and the corpora used in this study consist of Swedish newspapers in English (SWENC) and material from blogs which are written in English by Swedes (BESC). READ MORE