Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Britain: An unexpected case of article usage in present-day English

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The name Great Britain or Britain occasionally occurs in the form the Britain. This paper discusses various parallel forms and their relation to the Britain, thereby attempting to explain its occurrence. There turns out to be a great deal of variation with regard to article usage among names of countries, some of which may, just possibly, have influenced the use of the article with Britain. An important element in this context, finally, is the articled and near-synonymous the UK.

10.1163/9789004334267_010
/content/books/b9789004334267s010
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    From the COLT’s mouth ... and others' — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation