A Middle English Syntax

Parts of speech

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For a good orientation into the history of English grammar, several books are indispensable. One of those is Mustanoja’s A Middle English Syntax. However, for a long time this work was not readily available; the present edition changes that. This is a fac simile reprint from the 1960 publication which appeared as volume XXIII in ‘Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique de Helsinki’, with a new Introduction by Elly van Gelderen.

Compared to Old English, Middle English has fewer grammars and textbooks devoted to it. This book provides an interesting supplement by going deeper into certain questions and, especially, into exceptions. The book points out differences with Old English and certain peculiarities of the Middle English system. It was originally written for students of Middle English literature but serves a linguist well in detailed descriptions of the parts of speech, the use of the various cases, gender, and number. Word order, complex sentences, and conjunctions were meant to be dealt with in a second volume, which was never published.
[Not in series, 207]  2016.  ix, 702 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Elly van Gelderen
vii–ix
Preface
5–7
Addenda and corrigenda
8–10
Abbreviations
11–12
General Bibliography
13–40
Introductory Remarks
41–42
Gender
43–54
Number
55–66
Cases
67–119
Pronouns
120–228
Articles
229–274
Adjectives
275–289
Numerals
290–312
Adverbs
313–344
Prepositions
345–427
Verbs
428–619
Interjections
620–640
Conversion
641–655
Additions
656–658
Index
659–702
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016029752