English Historical Linguistics

Change in structure and meaning

Papers from the XXth ICEHL

| University of Edinburgh
| University of Edinburgh
| University of Edinburgh
| University of Edinburgh
ISBN 9789027210647 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This volume contains a set of articles based on papers selected from those delivered at the 20th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL, Edinburgh 2018). It focuses on cutting-edge research in the history of English, while reflecting the diversity that exists in the current landscape of English historical linguistics. Chapters showcase traditional as well as novel methodologies in historical linguistics (the latter made possible by the increasing quality and accessibility of digital tools), work on linguistic interfaces (between segmental phonology and prosody, and syntax and information structure) and work on mechanisms of language change (such as Yang’s Tolerance Principle, on the threshold for the productivity of linguistic rules in language acquisition). The volume will be of interest to those working on the historical phonology, morphology, syntax and pragmatics of English, language change, corpus linguistics, computational historical linguistics, and related sub-disciplines.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 358]  Expected March 2022.  viii, 344 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Introduction: English Historical Linguistics at 20 ICEHLs
Bettelou Los and Patrick Honeybone
Chapter 1. Grimm’s Law and Verner’s Law: Towards a unified phonetic account
Gjertrud F. Stenbrenden
Part I. Phonology and morphology
Chapter 2. The foot in the history of English: Challenges to metrical coherence
B. Elan Dresher and Aditi Lahiri
Chapter 3. Ambiguity resolution and the evolution of homophones in English
Mieko Ogura and William S-Y. Wang
Chapter 4. The threshold of productivity and the ‘irregularization’ of verbs in Early Modern English
Don Ringe and Charles Yang
Part II. Syntax
Chapter 5. The reanalysis of VO in the history of English: Evidence for a language-internal account
Chiara De Bastiani
Chapter 6. The role of (the avoidance of) centre embedding in the change from OV to VO in English
Rodrigo Pérez Lorido
Chapter 7. Syntactic changes in verbal clauses and noun phrases from 1500 onwards
Gerold Schneider
Chapter 8. Prepositions in Early Modern English argument structure and beyond
Eva Zehentner and Marianne Hundt
Chapter 9. Should with non-past reference: A corpus-based diachronic study
Lilo Moessner
Chapter 10. Shifting responsibility in passing information: Stance-taking in Sir Thomas Bodley’s diplomatic correspondence
Gabriella Mazzon
Part III. Semantics and pragmatics
Chapter 11. Theatrical practices and grammatical standardization in eighteenth-century Britain: you was and you were
James Hyett and Carol Percy
Chapter 12. Towards a companionate marriage in Late Modern England? Two critical episodes in Mary Hamilton’s courtship letters to John Dickenson
Anne-Christine Gardner
Chapter 13. On the development of OE swā to ModE so and related changes in an atypical group of demonstratives
Ekkehard König and Letizia Vezzosi
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
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