English Adjective Comparison

A historical perspective

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The present work contributes to a better understanding of the English system of degree by means of a study of a number of aspects in the evolution of adjective comparison that have so far either been considered controversial or not been accounted for at all. As will be shown, the diachronic aspects analysed will also have synchronic implications. Furthermore, unlike previous synchronic as well as diachronic accounts of adjective comparison, this monograph does not concentrate only on the ‘standard’ comparative strategies (i.e. inflectional and periphrastic forms), but also deals with double periphrastic comparatives, thus providing an analysis of the whole range of comparative structures in English.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 299]  2008.  xix, 252 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
xiii–xiv
Abbreviations
xv–xix
Chapter 1. Introduction
1–13
Chapter 2. The origin of periphrastic comparatives
15–50
Chapter 3. French influence and the spread of periphrastic comparatives in English
51–73
Chapter 4. Inflectional v. periphrastic comparison in EModE and LModE
75–107
Chapter 5. Inflectional v. periphrastic comparison in Present-day English
109–134
Chapter 6. Double periphrastic comparatives in English: Linguistic development
135–158
Chapter 7. Double periphrastic comparatives: A socio-stylistic analysis
159–213
Chapter 8. Comparatives and beyond
215–225
References
227–247
Index
249–252
“[...] an important contribution to the study of historical linguistics, adjective comparison and semantic-pragmatic aspects presently discussed in language contact issues and variation research. It provides new insights into the emergence and historical development of English comparatives and uncovers a range of hitherto unknown aspects concerning the origin of analytic comparative forms.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008023398