Developments in English Historical Morpho-Syntax

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| University of Augsburg
| University of Duisburg-Essen
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Spanning the time from Old English to modern American English, this volume provides fresh perspectives on core issues and theories in the morphosyntactic history of English nominal, verbal and adverbial constructions. The contributions discuss the loss, rise and restructuring of morphonological marking, periphrastic verbal constructions, auxiliary variation and evolution, as well as changing word order options. Favouring corpus-linguistic, frequency-based and statistical approaches, the studies are firmly empirically grounded. The book is aimed at scholars interested in the history of the English language and in language variation and change.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 346]  2019.  vi, 312 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Claudia Claridge and Birte Bös
1–7
The dynamics of changes in the early English inflection: Evidence from the Old English nominal system
Elżbieta Adamczyk
9–33
“Subsumed under the dative”?: The status of the Old English instrumental
Kirsten Middeke
35–56
‘Thone vpon thother’: On pronouns one and other with initial th- and t- in Middle English
Jerzy Nykiel
57–75
Leveraging grammaticalization: The origins of Old Frisian and Old English
Rebecca Colleran
77–110
Old English wolde and sceolde: A semantic and syntactic analysis
Ilse Wischer
111–127
A corpus-based study on the development of dare in Middle English and Early Modern English
Sofia Bemposta-Rivas
129–148
Counterfactuality and aktionsart: Predictors for BE vs. HAVE + past participle in Middle English
Judith Huber
149–173
Conservatism or the influence of the semantics of motion situation in the choice of perfect auxiliaries in Jane Austen’s letters and novels
Nuria Calvo Cortés
175–198
Signs of grammaticalization: Tracking the get-passive through COHA
Sarah Schwarz
199–221
From time-before-place to place-before-time in the history of English: A corpus-based analysis of adverbial clusters
Susanne Chrambach
223–246
Variation and change at the interface of syntax and semantics: Concessive clauses in American English
Ole Schützler
247–268
Further explorations in the grammar of intensifier marking in Modern English
Günter Rohdenburg
269–285
The rivalry between far from being + predicative item and its counterpart omitting the copula in Modern English
Uwe Vosberg and Günter Rohdenburg
287–307
Index
309–312
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019003730