Structural nativization, typology and complexity: noun phrase structures in British, Kenyan and Singaporean English

  title={Structural nativization, typology and complexity: noun phrase structures in British, Kenyan and Singaporean English},
  author={Thomas W. Brunner},
  journal={English Language and Linguistics},
  pages={23 - 48}
Two much-cited explanations for linguistic innovations in varieties of New Englishes are cross-linguistic influence (see Gut 2011) and simplification (see Schneider 2007: 82). Using these two notions as starting points, the present study seeks to detect effects of structural nativization in noun phrase (NP) modification in two varieties of English whose substrate languages differ strongly from a typological point of view: Singaporean and Kenyan English. The results yielded by the comparison of… Expand
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