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Topicalization and stress clash avoidance in the history of English [electronic resource] / by Augustin Speyer.

By: Speyer, Augustin.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Topics in English linguistics: 69.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter Mouton, c2010Description: 1 online resource (ix, 286 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9783110220247 (electronic bk.); 3110220245 (electronic bk.); 9783110220230 (cloth); 3110220237 (cloth).Subject(s): English language -- Grammar, Historical | English language -- Syntax | English language -- Word order | English language -- History | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- General | Thema-Rhema-Gliederung | Topikalisierung | Deutsch | EnglischGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Topicalization and stress clash avoidance in the history of English.DDC classification: 420/.9 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. Topicalization in Middle and Modern English-A prosodically induced change in syntactic usage -- 3. The Clash Avoidance Requirement in Modern English and German -- 4. Phonological aspects of the Clash Avoidance Requirement -- 5. Topicalization and the Clash Avoidance Requirement in Old English -- 6. Concluding remarks.
Summary: The use of object topicalization declined in Middle and Early Modern English because with the loss of V2, topicalization easily led to prosodically ill-formed sentences with focal accents in clash. The book presents and discusses the effects of this ;Clash Avoidance Requirement in present-day English and German as well as in Old English, where it plays a crucial role in subject movement.
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universit�at Frankfurt, Germany-2008.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

1. Introduction -- 2. Topicalization in Middle and Modern English-A prosodically induced change in syntactic usage -- 3. The Clash Avoidance Requirement in Modern English and German -- 4. Phonological aspects of the Clash Avoidance Requirement -- 5. Topicalization and the Clash Avoidance Requirement in Old English -- 6. Concluding remarks.

The use of object topicalization declined in Middle and Early Modern English because with the loss of V2, topicalization easily led to prosodically ill-formed sentences with focal accents in clash. The book presents and discusses the effects of this ;Clash Avoidance Requirement in present-day English and German as well as in Old English, where it plays a crucial role in subject movement.

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