from or to
than in present-day American English?
YOKO IYEIRI a1, MICHIKO YAGUCHI a2andHIROKO OKABE a3 a1 Associate Professor of English at Kyoto University, Japan a2 Lecturer in the International Language and Culture Department of Setsunan University, Japan a3 Doctoral student at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Japan
The present paper discusses the use of the prepositions after different in present-day spoken American English, using the Corpus of Spoken Professional American-English [sic] (CSPAE), which includes transcriptions of conversations recorded between 1994 and 1998. As the corpus consists of four different professional settings (i.e. press conferences held at the White House and other locations, faculty meetings of the University of North Carolina, national meetings on mathematics tests, and national meetings on reading tests), it provides useful data for stylistic analyses. It is also useful for gender analyses of English, since it provides some personal data for most speakers and indicates whether they are male or female.