Explorations in English Historical Syntax

| KU Leuven (University of Leuven)
| KU Leuven (University of Leuven)
| KU Leuven (University of Leuven)
| KU Leuven (University of Leuven)
ISBN 9789027201027 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027263841 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
The papers in this volume cover a wide range of interrelated syntactic phenomena, from the history of core arguments, to complements and non-finite clauses, elements in the clause periphery, as well as elements with potential scope over complete sentences and even larger discourse chunks. In one way or another, however, they all testify to an increasing awareness that even some of the most central phenomena of syntax – and the way they develop over time – are best understood by taking into account their communicative functions and the way they are processed and represented by speakers’ cognitive apparatus. In doing so, they show that historical syntax, and historical linguistics in general, is witnessing a convergence between formerly distinct linguistic frameworks and traditions. With this fusion of traditions, the trend is undeniably towards a richer and more broadly informed understanding of syntactic change and the history of English. This volume will be of great interest to scholars of (English) historical syntax and historical linguistics within the cognitive-linguistic as well as the generative tradition.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 198]  2018.  viii, 312 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction. Exploring English historical syntax
Hubert Cuyckens
Chapter 1. “Permissive” subjects and the decline of adverbial linking in the history of English
Bettelou Los
Chapter 2. Cognate noun constructions in Early Modern English: The case of Tyndale’s New Testament
Nikolaos Lavidas
Chapter 3. On the differential evolution of simple and complex object constructions in English
Günter Rohdenburg
Chapter 4. Finite causative complements in Middle English
Brian Lowrey
Chapter 5. Causative make and its infinitival complements in Early Modern English
Yoko Iyeiri
Chapter 6. Semantic and lexical shifts with the “into-causative” construction in American English
Mark Davies and Jong-Bok Kim
Chapter 7. Free adjuncts in Late Modern English: A corpus-based study
Carla Bouzada-Jabois
Chapter 8. Complexity and genre distribution of left-dislocated strings after the fixation of SVO syntax
David Tizón-Couto
Chapter 9. Why Scotsmen will drown and shall not be saved: The historical development of will and shall in Older Scots
Christine Elsweiler
Chapter 10. A study of Old English dugan : Its potential for auxiliation
Kousuke Kaita
Chapter 11. Sequentiality and the emergence of new constructions: That’s the bottom line is (that) in American English
Reijirou Shibasaki
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BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
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