Verbs in Medieval English: Differences in Verb Choice in Verse and Prose

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Walter de Gruyter, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 260 pages
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Contents

Introduction to verbal syntax
1
Conflicts between native verbs
45
Verbs of Obligation and necessity gedafenian
90
Verbs of giving syllan giefan
97
Verbs of living and dwelling libban wunian
104
Conflicts between native verbs and loan verbs
117
remembren
128
The loss of poetic words
135
Resulting syntactic changes in
139
Conclusion
169
Notes
175
Select bibliography
183
Appendix
191
Index of Old English verbs
227
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