English Historical Syntax: Verbal Constructions
Designed for students at both postgraduate and undergraduate level, this series aims to provide a broad view of the subject which is difficult to obtain exclusively from scholarly journals and monographs. Coverage of this series will be extended to all main aspects of linguistic study, and will include work on major language families, on English and on other important languages. arrangement of words in order to achieve meaning, is currently enjoying an exciting regeneration of interest. This readable and positive study brings together many of the resources needed for the exploration of English historical syntax and deals with many of the important changes in English sentence structure from old English to present. reliable and generous collection of data and examples accompanying each topic. Features a survey of published research from both classical and modern linguistic traditions, as well as new research by the author. Provides guidance on methodology, important reference materials, and the general history of the English language.
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adjective adverbial analysis appear argues argument auxiliary verb baet Bede Benefactive beon causative century Chapter Chaucer cites clitic complement constituents dative Denison dialects Diary VIII direct object discussion early Middle English ECHom Ellegard embedded clause evidence examples Experiencer explanation finite verb Fischer Gaaf grammar grammaticisation higher clause higher verb impersonal verbs indirect passive inflection intransitive Jespersen language Latin Leek lexical verb Lightfoot linguistic lower verb main clauses meaning Middle English Mitchell modals Modern English morphology nominative non-finite non-finite verb noun occur Old English past participle pattern Pepys perfect period periphrastic position possible preposition stranding prepositional passive Present-day English pronouns PTCP Raising verbs reanalysis relative clauses semantic sentences structure subjunctive suggests surface syntactic syntagm syntax tense texts three-place verbs topicalisation transitive verb two-place verbs verbal Visser VOSI construction Warner WEORDAN word order