Contraction in British Newspapers
in the Late 20th Century

By Margareta Westergren Axelsson
Dec. 1998
Almqvist & Wiksell
ISBN: 9155441769
270 p.
$58.50 Paper Original

This investigation of verb contractions (e.g. Iím and itís) and not-contractions (donít and havenít) uses two samples of British newspaper text from 1961 and 1994. The 1994 material compiled for this study is carefully matched to the press categories of the well-known LOB corpus of written British English.

Language Studies
Series: Studia Anglistica Upsaliensia

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