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1. Weston, Ben. Theme-goal ditransitives and spatiality: the Black Country.

Degree: 2011, University of Edinburgh

Haddican’s (2010) study of speakers of Manchester English suggests that theme-goal ditransitives (e.g. she gave it me; hereafter TGDs) are underlyingly double-object constructions, and that these are most acceptable with pronominal objects. This study assesses whether these judgements hold for an area of the English West Midlands whose exact geographical location is not defined, and which only exists in the minds of those who perceive it: the Black Country. To aid this investigation, I test the significance of sociolinguistic variables alongside a measurement of perceived space, and ultimately show that perceived space, while closely linked to social space, is the most significant indicator of a respondent’s acceptance of TGDs in this area of the English West Midlands. Advisors/Committee Members: Trousdale, Graeme, Maguire, Warren.

Subjects/Keywords: theme-goal ditransitive; double-object construction; spatiality; perceived space; social space; Black Country; West Midlands; dialect; syntax; syntactic variation; Haddican

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APA (6th Edition):

Weston, B. (2011). Theme-goal ditransitives and spatiality: the Black Country. (Thesis). University of Edinburgh. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1842/6073

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Weston, Ben. “Theme-goal ditransitives and spatiality: the Black Country.” 2011. Thesis, University of Edinburgh. Accessed August 11, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1842/6073.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Weston, Ben. “Theme-goal ditransitives and spatiality: the Black Country.” 2011. Web. 11 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Weston B. Theme-goal ditransitives and spatiality: the Black Country. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Edinburgh; 2011. [cited 2020 Aug 11]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1842/6073.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Weston B. Theme-goal ditransitives and spatiality: the Black Country. [Thesis]. University of Edinburgh; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1842/6073

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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