D. Gary Miller
D. Gary Miller
List of John Benjamins publications for which D. Gary Miller plays a role.
Subjects Phonology | Writing and literacy
Subjects Morphology | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Miller, D. Gary and Dieter Wanner.
2011. Theoretical Trends in Historical Syntax
. Diachronica 28:1, pp. 119–131
Several issues of theoretical, typological, and historical interest are investigated. Conjugated infinitives (those with subject person agreement) are relatively rare but sufficiently well documented as to prompt some linguists to question the efficacy of the wordnonfinite. Moreover, the conjugated… read more | Article
Although conjugated infinitives (CIs) occur in languages as diverse as Portuguese, Welsh, Hungarian, and West Greenlandic, the prototypical infinitive is nonfinite in the traditional sense: it has no subject person agreement. This paper argues that CIs are special in the sense that they cannot… read more | Article
The history of deontic expressions in several languages reveals some naturalness in (a) constructions involving BE plus infinitive/gerundial, (b) thematic object initially surfacing in the nom, (c) reanalysis via case accommodation in neuters to a structure in which the thematic object surfaces in… read more | Article
SUMMARY The Latin gerundive has three distinctive properties: (i) agreement with thematic object; (ii) ungrammaticality of lexical thematic subject; and (iii) inability to take both a specifier (determiner) and a complement while infinitives can have both. A case- theoretic account within the… read more | Article
SUMMARY A reexamination of a small portion of the morphological evidence reveals that there were no fewer than 100 hybrid derivatives (of the type French suffix on native base) prior to 1450 and at least 64 before 1400. Given that most of the texts are literary, those are fairly high numbers.… read more | Article
Miller, D. Gary and Kathryn Leffel.
1994. The Middle English Reanalysis of DO
. Diachronica 11:2, pp. 171–198
SUMMARY Formal (syntactic, distributional) and functional evidence are presented that do did not develop directly from a lexical (causative) verb to a dummy tense-carrier (member of INFL Phrase), but first became an aspectual auxiliary on a par with have and be. Relying on the historical principle… read more | Article