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Studies in the history of the English language V [electronic resource] : variation and change in English grammar and lexicon : contemporary approaches / edited by Robert A. Cloutier, Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

Contributor(s): Cloutier, Robert A, 1979- | Hamilton-Brehm, Anne Marie, 1970- | Kretzschmar, William A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Topics in English linguistics: 68.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter Mouton, 2010Description: 1 online resource (vii, 329 p.).ISBN: 9783110220339 (electronic bk.); 3110220334 (electronic bk.).Other title: Studies in the history of the English language 5 | Studies in the history of the English language five | Variation and change in English grammar and lexicon : contemporary approaches.Subject(s): English language -- History | English language -- Grammar, Historical | Language and languages | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- General | Historische lingu�istiek | EngelsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Studies in the history of the English language V.DDC classification: 420.9 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Frontmatter; Table of Contents; Introduction; Dialogic Contexts as Motivations for Syntactic Change; Whatever Happened to English Sluicing; Notion of Direction and Old English Prepositional Phrases; Survival of the Strongest: Strong Verb Inflection from Old to Modern English; Subject Compounding and a Functional Change of the Derivational Suffix -ing in the History of English; Bad Ideas in the History of English Usage; The State of English Etymology (A Few Personal Observations); From Germanic 'fence' to 'urban settlement': On the Semantic Development of English town.
Summary: Twelve articles about contemporary approaches to variation and change in historical English grammar and lexicon, with commentaries and responses by the authors, show the main issues and discussion in the field as traditional methods meet contemporary linguistics.
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Frontmatter; Table of Contents; Introduction; Dialogic Contexts as Motivations for Syntactic Change; Whatever Happened to English Sluicing; Notion of Direction and Old English Prepositional Phrases; Survival of the Strongest: Strong Verb Inflection from Old to Modern English; Subject Compounding and a Functional Change of the Derivational Suffix -ing in the History of English; Bad Ideas in the History of English Usage; The State of English Etymology (A Few Personal Observations); From Germanic 'fence' to 'urban settlement': On the Semantic Development of English town.

Twelve articles about contemporary approaches to variation and change in historical English grammar and lexicon, with commentaries and responses by the authors, show the main issues and discussion in the field as traditional methods meet contemporary linguistics.

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