English Historical Syntax: Verbal Constructions

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Longman, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 530 pages
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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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GROUNDWORK
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Background
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Nominal morphology
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