Verbs of Implicit Negation and their Complements in the History of English
Yoko Iyeiri | Kyoto University
For sale in all countries except Japan. For customers in Japan: please contact Yushodo Co. The principal focus of this book concerns various shifts of complements which verbs of implicit negation (e.g. forbid, forbear, avoid, prohibit, and prevent) have experienced in the history of English. Forbid, for example, was once followed by that-clauses, while in contemporary English it is in usual cases followed by to-infinitives except in the fixed form God forbid that … Although a number of English verbs have undergone similar syntactic changes, the paths they have selected in their historical development are not always the same. Unlike forbid, the verb prevent is now followed by gerunds often with the preposition from. This book describes some of the most representative paths followed by different verbs of implicit negation and reveals the major complement shifts that have occurred throughout the history of English. It will be of particular interest to researchers and students specializing in English linguistics, historical linguistics, and corpus linguistics.
[Not in series, 155] 2010. xv, 223 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© Yoko Iyeiri
Table of Contents
Preface and acknowledgements | pp. ix–x
Abbreviations | p. xi
List of tables and figures | pp. xiii–xv
1. Introduction | pp. 1–25
2. Verbs of implicit negation and to-infinitives | pp. 27–49
3. Verbs of implicit negation and gerunds | pp. 51–77
4. Verbs of implicit negation and gerunds with prepositions | pp. 79–117
5. Verbs of implicit negation and subordinate clauses | pp. 119–175
6. Summary and conclusions | pp. 177–198
Appendix | pp. 199–203
Index | pp. 219–223
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CFK: Grammar, syntax
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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General