chapter  8
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Conclusion and outlook

WithSven Leuckert

This chapter concludes the study of topicalization in Asian Englishes. It summarizes the findings from the study and also provides an outlook and opportunities for follow-up studies. Additionally, limitations of the present study are discussed. Limitations occurred in particular with regard to the study of the contact languages, since only corpus-based comparisons of topicalization frequencies in the contact languages would be ideal. In addition, it is noted that topicalization is a feature influenced by a range of factors. For this reason, the conclusion emphasizes the necessity of analysing linguistic features in varieties of English from various theoretical and empirical perspectives.