Make Peace and Take Victory
Support verb constructions in Old English in comparison with Old Irish
This corpus-based study examines the use of support verb constructions in Old English and Old Irish. It determines in how far these constructions can be seen as a means to offer semantic specification of existing verbal expressions. The study further investigates whether support verb constructions may be employed to create periphrastic verbal expressions to denote concepts for which no simple verb exists in the language at that stage. This latter situation may particularly arise as a consequence of contact with new cultural concepts. The approach of the study is both qualitative and quantitative. It compares the use of the Old English constructions to corresponding Old Irish structures as well as to other language varieties, especially Present Day English, which has a considerably more analytic morphological structure than either of the two medieval languages.
[NOWELE Supplement Series, 24] 2012. xiv, 251 pp.
Publishing status: Available | Original publisher: University Press of Southern Denmark
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Tables | pp. ix–x
Abbreviations | pp. xi–xii
Acknowledgements | p. xiii
Introduction | pp. 1–37
Support Verb Constructions in Old English | pp. 39–133
Support verb Constructions in Old Irish | pp. 135–203
Comparison of the Old English and Old Irish Structures | pp. 205–230
Conclusion | pp. 231–236
Bibliography | pp. 237–246
General Index | pp. 247–251
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