New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics

Selected papers from 12 ICEHL, Glasgow, 21–26 August 2002

Volume I: Syntax and Morphology

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| University of Glasgow
| University of Glasgow
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This is the first of two volumes of papers selected from those given at the 12th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics. The second is New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics (2): Lexis and Transmission. Together the volumes provide an overview of many of the issues that are currently engaging practitioners in the field. In this volume, the primary concern is with the historical grammar of English. Some papers take a broad overview of the subject, positioning it within current advances in linguistic theory, while others deal with specific points of syntax and morphology in a historical context. There is a recurrent emphasis on data collection and analysis, with a chronological range from Old to Present Day English, and a geographical spread from Scotland to Newfoundland. Contributions from scholars around the world remind us that not only English itself but the history of English is now an international possession.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 251]  2004.  x, 262 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
Introduction
ix–x
Verbal -s reconsidered: The Subject Type Constraint as a diagnostic of historical transatlantic relationship
Sandra Clarke
1–13
Do grammars change when they leak?
David Denison
15–29
Grammar change versus language change: Is there a difference?
Olga Fischer
31–63
Indefinite Pronominal Anaphora in English correspondence between 1500 and 1800
Mikko Laitinen
65–81
From resultative predicate to event-modifier: The case of forth and on
Bettelou Los
83–102
Family values
April McMahon and Robert McMahon
103–123
From inventory to typology in English historical dialectology
Anneli Meurman-Solin
125–151
Consumers of correctness: Men, women, and language in eighteenth-century classified advertisements
Carol Percy
153–176
Accounting for vernacular features in a Scottish dialect: Relic, innovation, analogy and drift
Jennifer Smith
177–193
On MV/VM order in Beowulf
Hironori Suzuki
195–213
DARE and NEED in British and American present-day English: 1960s–1990s
Martine Taeymans
215–227
What drove do?
Anthony Warner
229–242
The HAVE -‘perfect’ in Old English
Ilse Wischer
243–255
Name index
257
Subject index
259
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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