English Historical Linguistics 2008

Selected papers from the fifteenth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 15), Munich, 24-30 August 2008.

Volume I: The history of English verbal and nominal constructions

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| Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
ISBN 9789027248329 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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The fourteen studies selected for this volume – all of them peer-reviewed versions of papers presented at the 15th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics 2008 (23–30 August) at the University of Munich – investigate syntactic variation and change in the history of English from two perspectives that are crucial to explaining language change, namely the analysis of usage patterns and the social motivations of language change. Documenting the way syntactic elements have changed their combinatory preferences in fine-grained corpus studies renders the opportunity to catch language change in actu. A majority of studies in this book investigate syntactic change in the history of English from this viewpoint using a corpus-based approach, focusing on verbal constructions, modality and developments in the English noun phrase.

The book is of primary interest to linguists interested in current research in the history of English syntax. Its empirical richness is an excellent source for teaching English Historical Syntax.

Volume II to be announced soon.

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 314]  2010.  vii, 281 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Capturing and explaining syntactic change in the history of English
Ursula Lenker, Judith Huber and Robert Mailhammer
part iVerbal constructions
“Þonne hate we hine morgensteorra” On verb complementation in Old English
Nils-Lennart Johannesson
Tracking and explaining variation and change in the grammar of American English: A case study, with evidence from the TIME Corpus
Juhani Rudanko
Prevent and the battle of the -ing clauses: Semantic divergence?
Elina Sellgren
Prescription or practice? Be/have variation with past participles of mutative intransitive verbs in the letters of Joseph Priestley
Robin Straaijer
On the idiomatization of “give + O + to” constructions
Minoji Akimoto
The clausal complementation of good in extraposition constructions: The emergence of partially filled constructions
An Van linden
part iiModality and (marginal) modals
The ‘fail to’ construction in Late Modern and Present-Day English
Thomas Egan
The interplay of modal verbs and adverbs: A history of mæg eaþe
Jerzy Nykiel
Current change in the modal system of English: A case study of must, have to and have got to
Joanne Close and Bas Aarts
part iiiDevelopments in the English noun phrase
Discontinuous quantificational structures in Old English
Artur Bartnik
Genitive variation in letters, history writing and sermons in Late Middle and Early Modern English
Teo Juvonen
part ivSyntactic variation and change through contact
On the use of beon and wesan in Old English
Ilse Wischer
The reflexes of OE beon as a marker of futurity in early Middle English
Margaret Laing
Stylistic fronting in the history of English
Masayuki Ohkado
Subject and Word index
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BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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