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Non-native 17th-century English
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of English.
2013 (English)In: Studia Neophilologica, ISSN 0039-3274, E-ISSN 1651-2308, Vol. 85, no 2, 174-186 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This article has two aims: to introduce the study of manuscripts written in English by Swedes in the 17th and 18th centuries; and to highlight in one case study the acquisition and use of verb morphology by a young Swedish nobleman, Edvard Gyldenstolpe, as evidenced in two travelogues and five private letters from 1698-9. The first part of the article outlines the background to the project. It describes the possibilities and challenges of building a historical database of non-native English, and outlines uses of the English language before it became a world language. In the second part of the article, a case of study illustrates how verb morphology is used by a non-native language user at a time when hardly any teaching materials or dictionaries were available to Swedish learners of English.

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2013. Vol. 85, no 2, 174-186 p.
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Humanities Specific Languages
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-215941DOI: 10.1080/00393274.2013.853860ISI: 000328189900005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-215941DiVA: diva2:688821
Available from: 2014-01-17 Created: 2014-01-17 Last updated: 2016-04-18

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