Whatever happened to whatever?

Daniel McColm, Graeme Trousdale

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The research presented below focuses on aspects of the contemporary forms and uses of whatever in Present-day English, along with some discussion of recent diachronic variation which has given rise to these contemporary forms and uses. The research is partly quantitative and partly qualitative in nature; the quantification of variants is an attempt to complement the work of Brinton (2017), whose research on whatever is primarily qualitative, and we extend her qualitative analysis by considering additional data from a web corpus.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCategories, Constructions and Change in English Syntax
EditorsNuria Yáñez-Bouza, Emma Moore, Linda van Bergen, Willem Hollmann
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambrige University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781108303576
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in English Language
PublisherCambridge University Press


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