Papers from the 5th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Cambridge, 6-9 April 1987

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Sylvia Adamson
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 583 pages
This volume is a collection of articles based on papers presented at the 5th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics at Cambridge in 1987. It draws together important state-of-the-art' studies in the syntax, phonology, morphology and semantics of Old, Middle and Modern English by prominent figures in the field into a single volume. Core theoretical areas are well represented and there are also major papers in dialectology, stylistics, metrics, socio-historical linguistics and the history of English linguistics.The volume is dedicated to the memory of Professor James P. Thorne, whose last conference paper is included in the collection.
 

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Contents

IN MEMORIAM JAMES PETER THORNE 19331988 JOHN LYONS
PREFACE
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
RESTANDARDISATION IN MIDDLE SCOTS
ODI ET AMO
THE STYLISTIC FUNCTION OF ME GAN RECONSIDERED
HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS LINGUISTIC ARCHAEOLOGY
THE ASSESSMENT OF LEXICAL MORTALITY AND REPLACEMENT BETWEEN OLD AND MODERN ENGLISH
ON THE ROLE OF SOME ADVERBS IN OLD ENGLISH VERSE GRAMMAR
ADJECTIVAL INFLEXION RELICS AND SPEECH RHYTHM IN LATE MIDDLE AND EARLY MODERN ENGLISH
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THE LIMITS OF INFERENCE
OLD ENGLISH CASE
A CONTACTUNIVERSALS ORIGIN FOR PERIPHRASTIC DO WITH SPECIAL CONSIDERATION OF OECELTIC CONTACT
A NEW KIND OF METRICAL EVIDENCE IN OLD ENGLISH POETRY
THE DEVELOPMENT OF ME Q FROM OPEN SYLLABLE LENGTHENINGIN THE WEST MIDLANDS

IMPLICATIONAL TENDENCIES IN ENGLISH AND THE OTHER GERMANIC LANGUAGES
THE OLD ENGLISH IMPERSONALS REVIVED
ON THE UNITY OF THE MERCIAN SECOND FRONTING
HUGH BLAIRS THEORY OF THE ORIGIN AND THE BASIC FUNCTIONS OF LANGUAGE
EVALUATING THE GRAMMARS OF BARNES AND ELWORTHY AS SOURCES OF LINGUISTIC EVIDENCE
THE TYPOLOGICAL STATUS OF OLD ENGLISH WORDFORMATION
THE DOUBLE OBJECT CONSTRUCTION IN OLD ENGLISH
WHERE DO EXTRATERRITORIAL ENGLISHES COME FROM?DIALECT INPUT AND RECODIFICATION IN TRANSPORTED ENGLISHES
OBSOLESCENCE AND UNIVERSAL GRAMMAR
SOME MODERN STANDARD ENGLISH FILTERS
EXEMPLIFICATION IN EIGHTEENTHCENTURY ENGLISH GRAMMARS INGRID TIEKENBOON VAN OSTADE
THE UNIDIRECTIONALITY OF SEMANTIC CHANGE
THE EASYTOPLEASE CONSTRUCTION IN OLD AND MIDDLE ENGLISH
REWORKING THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH AUXILIARIES
A DIACHRONIC PERSPECTIVE
AUTHOR INDEX
The series CURRENT ISSUES IN LINGUISTIC THEORY CILT series
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