Pragmatic Markers in English: Grammaticalization and Discourse Functions

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Walter de Gruyter, Dec 14, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 428 pages

The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.

 

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Contents

74 Development of hwt
199
75 Rise of you know
206
76 Conclusion
210
Chapter 8 Middle English I gesse
211
81 Firstperson epistemic parentheticals in Middle English
212
82 Firstperson epistemic parentheticals in Chaucer
215
83 Development of firstperson epistemic parentheticals
239
84 Nonfirstperson epistemic parentheticals in Chaucer
254

25 Conclusion
64
Chapter 3 Middle English gan
67
32 Distribution of gan in Middle English texts
69
34 Stylistic function of gan
72
35 Textual function of gan
74
36 Development of gan
79
37 Conclusion
82
Chapter 4 Middle and Early Modern English anon
85
42 Anon in Early Modern English
104
43 Semantic development of anon
105
44 Grammaticalization of anon
110
45 Conclusion
112
Chapter 5 Old English episode boundary markers
115
51 The gelampconstruction
116
52 Grounding functions of the gelampconstruction
128
53 Syntactic status of constituents of the gelampconstruction
141
54 Grammaticalization of the gelampconstruction
142
55 Conclusion
143
Chapter 6 Middle English episode boundary markers
145
62 Preposed whanclauses
165
63 Shift from the bifelconstruction to whanclauses
177
64 Conclusion
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Chapter 7 Old English hwt
181
72 Meaning of hwt in verse
185
73 Meaning of hwt in prose
192
85 Conclusion
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Chapter 9 Concluding remarks
265
92 Textual functions of pragmatic markers in earlier English
268
93 Interpersonal functions of pragmatic markers in earlier English
270
94 Grammaticalization of pragmatic markers
272
95 Continuity of pragmatic markers
278
Appendices
279
Appendix B Typologies of pragmatic markers in Modern English
282
Appendix C Occurrences of gan in Troilus and Criseyde
285
Appendix D Cooccurrence of adverbials with gan in Troilus and Criseyde
295
Appendix E Episodic structure and occurrences of anon and gan in Book II of Troilus and Criseyde
297
Appendix F Occurrences of anon in Books 6 11 and 16 of Le morte dArthur
302
Appendix G Bifelconstructions in The Canterbury tales
304
Appendix H Bifelconstructions in Le morte dArthur
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Appendix I Preposed whanclauses in The Knights tale
309
Appendix J Preposed whanclauses in Book 16 of Le morte dArthur
311
Appendix K Firstperson epistemic parentheticals in The Canterbury tales
313
Appendix L Firstperson epistemic parentheticals in Troilus and Criseyde
319
Appendix M Occurrences of God woot in The Canterbury tales
323
Appendix N Occurrences of God woot in Troilus and Criseyde
327
Appendix O Occurrences of trusteth me wel in The Canterbury tales
329
Notes
331
References
361
Index
405
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