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The syntax of early English [electronic resource] / Olga Fischer ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Fischer, Olga.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge syntax guides: Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 341 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0511019483 (electronic bk.); 9780511019487 (electronic bk.); 0511038100 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511038105 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0511151055; 9780511151057; 9780521554107 (hbk.); 0521554101 (hbk.); 9780511612312 (electronic bk.); 0511612311 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): English language -- Syntax | English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Syntax | English language -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Syntax | English language -- Grammar, Historical | Anglais (Langue) -- Syntaxe | Anglais (Langue) -- ca 450-1100 (Vieil anglais) -- Syntaxe | Anglais (Langue) -- 1100-1500 (Moyen anglais) -- Syntaxe | Anglais (Langue) -- Grammaire historique | FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Old & Middle English | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- General | Electronic books | Oudengels | Middelengels | Syntaxis | Grammatikalisation | Historische Syntax | Infinitkonstruktion | Wortstellung | Mittelenglisch | AltenglischGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Syntax of early English.DDC classification: 429/.5 Other classification: 18.04 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Language change and grammar change -- 2. An outline of Old English syntax -- 3. An outline of Middle English syntax -- 4. The Verb-Second constraint and its loss -- 5. The loss of object-verb word order -- 6. Verb-particles in Old and Middle English -- 7. Changes in infinitival constructions -- 8. The history of the 'easy-to-please' construction -- 9. Grammaticalization and grammar change.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 322-335) and index.

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1. Language change and grammar change -- 2. An outline of Old English syntax -- 3. An outline of Middle English syntax -- 4. The Verb-Second constraint and its loss -- 5. The loss of object-verb word order -- 6. Verb-particles in Old and Middle English -- 7. Changes in infinitival constructions -- 8. The history of the 'easy-to-please' construction -- 9. Grammaticalization and grammar change.

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