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Bilingualism by Suzanne Romaine

By Suzanne Romaine

Because it used to be first released in 1989, Suzanne Romaine's e-book has been well-known because the such a lot authoritative advent to the sociolinguistics of bilingualism. the hot version has been thoroughly revised to include fresh paintings during this quick constructing field.

Throughout the ebook, bilingualism is obvious as either a societal and cognitive phenomenon. Professor Romaine explores a variety of facets of bilingual habit, resembling code switching and language blending, when it comes to neurolinguistic association within the person speaker. the writer additionally assesses the confident and detrimental claims made for the consequences of bilingualism on children's cognitive, social and educational improvement, and examines the assumptions at the back of a variety of language rules and courses for bilingual young ones. In all this, Professor Romaine attracts on her personal learn with Punjabi /Engllish bilinguals in Britain, and Tok Pisin/ English bilingual young children in Papua New Guinea.

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Katičić does not provide any further analysis of HCS AUX. Stevanović (1974: 37) mentions umeti as a modal verb, alongside with moći, morati, trebati, vredeti and smeti (Stevanović leaves the group open). He does not discuss their meanings, but rather their role in forming “complex predicates” with main verbs. He does quote (1974: 598) one sentence that could contain HCS meaning: Davil je umeo da sluša vezirove pesimističke sudove ‘Davil used to / knew how to listen to the vezir’s pessimistic views’, but does not discuss its meaning.

Običavati + Ipfv. 18 Znali bismo svake nedjelje posjećivati baku. (HCS AUX znati + PHC + Ipfv. 45 Mi smo svake nedjelje posjetili baku. (Pfv. 91 Mi bismo svake nedjelje posjetili baku. (PHC + Pfv. 14 Znali smo svake nedjelje posjetiti baku. (HCS AUX znati + Pfv. 05 Običavali smo svake nedjelje posjetiti baku. (Običavati + Pfv. 23 Znali bismo svake nedjelje posjetiti baku. (HCS AUX znati + PHC + Pfv. 64 Table 14. Summary of answers to question ZgB1. (Scale: 3 – fully suitable translation, 2 – fairly suitable translation, 1 – unsuitable translation, 0 – “You can’t say that”) Source sentence: Every morning he makes me a big sandwich.

Past tense occurrences of HCS AUX znati in OCBT, by person, number and gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Total % 1sg 19 13 0 32 8% 1pl 21 1 0 22 6% 2sg 1 1 0 2 1% 2pl 2 0 5 7 2% 3sg 147 43 38 228 59% 3pl 76 21 0 97 25% Total 266 79 43 388 100% Table 12. Past tense occurrences of HCS AUX znati in CNC, by person, number and gender Total % 1sg 0 0% 1pl 0 0% 2sg 0 0% 2pl 0 0% 3sg 26 76% 3pl 8 24% Total 34 100% Table 13. Present tense occurrences of HCS AUX znati in OCBT, by person and number 42 DESCRIPTION OF ZNATI AND UM(J)ETI AS HCS AUXILIARIES Table 13 indicates that in the OCBT (the only one of the two corpuses that was systematically analysed for present tense occurrences), all HCS AUX znati occurrences were 3rd person, singular more than plural.

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