Prepositions in Old and Middle English

A study of prepositional syntax and the semantics of At, In and On in some Old and Middle English texts

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The present book covers various aspects of prepositional syntax between c. 900-1400, including case relations and the range of prepositional complements; it also examines word order, both within the PP and at clause level, and it explores changes in clausal word order. Furthermore, it provides a detailed semantic analysis of the three prepositions at, in and on in selected Old and Middle English texts, which shows to what extent the relative distribution of these prepositions changed during that period and how they gradually acquired new, extended senses.

The front cover illustration renders the 895 entry of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Parker Ms., and has been reproduced with the permission of the Master and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

[NOWELE Supplement Series, 9]  1993.  x, 206 pp.
Publishing status: Available | Original publisher: Odense University Press
Table of Contents
Preface
xi–x
Origins and Development of Prepositions A Brief Survey of Selected Studies
1–16
Syntax of Prepositions and PPs in Old English1
17–79
A Semantic Analysis of Æt? In and On in the ASC
81–20
Syntax of Prepositions and PPs in Middle English
113–132
A Semantic Analysis of At, In and On in 3 ME Texts
133–193
Conclusion
195–196
Bibliography
197–203
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General