Personal Pronouns in Present-Day English (Studies in English Language)

Personal Pronouns in Present-Day English (Studies in English Language)

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Katie Wales
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 11/21/1996
EAN 9780521471022, ISBN10: 0521471028

Hardcover, 256 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm
Language: English

This is the first comprehensive book-length analysis of personal pronouns in present-day English. Drawing on the Survey of English (SEU) corpus and the International Corpus of English (ICE-GB), Katie Wales examines a wide range of discourse, types and texts, and of varieties of English around the world. Her approach is pragmatic and functional, rather than formal, and her concern is with speakers and writers and their uses of language in social, cultural and rhetorical contexts. The discussion is illustrated with numerous examples of the usage of personal pronouns and also of reflexives and possessives.

1. Personal pronouns
definitions and descriptions
2. Pronouns, anaphora and discourse
3. You and me, them and us
the politics of pronouns
4. Between you and I
problems of case
5. No one's sexist, are they? The problem of 'generic he'
6. English as she is spoken
pronouns and personification
7. Possessives and reflexives
current trends