Personal Pronouns In Present-day English by Katie WalesPersonal Pronouns In Present-day English by Katie Wales

Personal Pronouns In Present-day English

byKatie WalesEditorBas Aarts

Paperback | March 20, 2006

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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 variety of discourses, texts and 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.
Title:Personal Pronouns In Present-day EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:March 20, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521025036

ISBN - 13:9780521025034

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Table of Contents

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; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.