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The Restrictive Relative Pronouns That and Which in BrE


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Title: The Restrictive Relative Pronouns That and Which in BrE
Authors: Sonoda, Kenji
Issue Date: 28-Dec-2004
Citation: 長崎大学医学部保健学科紀要 = Bulletin of Nagasaki University School of Health Sciences. 2004, 17(2), p.1-4
Abstract: The objective of this study was to investigate how the use of the relative pronouns that and which has changed in BrE over the past several years in such areas as nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy, and news. The result of my investigation implies that, overall, in BrE, over the past several years in a restrictive use the relative pronoun that has shown a marked increase, whereas the relative pronoun which has shown a marked decrease.
Keywords: that / which / restrictive relative pronouns / language change / BrE
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/18047
ISSN: 09160841
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 17, No. 2

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/18047

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