Papers from the 5th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics

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This volume is a collection of articles based on papers presented at the 5th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics at Cambridge in 1987. It draws together important state-of-the-art' studies in the syntax, phonology, morphology and semantics of Old, Middle and Modern English by prominent figures in the field into a single volume. Core theoretical areas are well represented and there are also major papers in dialectology, stylistics, metrics, socio-historical linguistics and the history of English linguistics.The volume is dedicated to the memory of Professor James P. Thorne, whose last conference paper is included in the collection.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 65]  1990.  xxviii, 583 pp.
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Table of Contents
In memoriam James Peter Thorne, 1933–1988
John Lyons
xi
Preface
xxi
List of participants
xxv
Restandardisation in middle Scots
Alex Agutter
1
British and American English: odi et amo
John Algeo
13
The stylistic function of ME gan reconsidered
Laurel J. Brinton
31
Historical linguistics — linguistic archaeology
Cecily Clark
55
The assessment of lexical mortality and replacement between old and modern English
Robert Coleman
69
Preposition stranding and relative complementiser deletion: implicational tendencies in English and the other Germanic languages
Xavier Dekeyser
87
The old English impersonals revived
David Denison
111
On the unity of the Mercian Second Fronting
B. Elan Dresher
141
Hugh Blair’s theory of the origin and the basic functions of language
Thomas Frank
165
Methodological preliminaries to the study of linguistic change in dialectal English: evaluating the grammars of Barnes and Elworthy as sources of linguistic evidence
Ossi Ihalainen
189
The typological status of old English word-formation
Dieter Kastovsky
205
The double object construction in Old English
Willem F. Koopman
225
Where do Extraterritorial Englishes come from? Dialect input and recodification in transported Englishes
Roger Lass
245
Obsolescence and universal grammar
David W. Lightfoot
281
On the role of some adverbs in Old English verse grammar
Peter G. Lucas
293
Adjectival inflexion relics and speech rhythm in late middle English and early modern English
Donka Minkova
313
Modelling functional differentiation and function loss: the case of but
Terttu Nevalainen
337
Dating old English inscriptions: the limits of inference
Ray Page
357
Paradigm arrangement and inflectional homonymy: old English case
Frans Plank
379
A contact-universals origins for periphrastic do with special consideration of old English-Celtic contact
Patricia Poussa
407
A new kind metrical evidence in old English poetry
Geoffrey Russom
435
The development of ME from open syllable lenghtening in the west midlands
Małgorzata Tecław
485
Some modern standard English filters
James P. Thorne
471
Exemplification in Eighteenth century grammars
Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
481
From less to more situated in language: the unidirectionality of semantic change
Elizabeth Closs Traugott
497
The easy-to-please construction in Old and middle English
Wim van der Wurff
519
Reworking the history of English auxiliaries
Anthony Warner
537
On grounding in English narratives: a diachronic perspective
Brita Wårvik
559
Author index
577
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  90000681