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The Resource Constructions and environments : copular, passive, and related constructions in Old and Middle English, Peter Petré, (electronic book)

Constructions and environments : copular, passive, and related constructions in Old and Middle English, Peter Petré, (electronic book)

Label
Constructions and environments : copular, passive, and related constructions in Old and Middle English
Title
Constructions and environments
Title remainder
copular, passive, and related constructions in Old and Middle English
Statement of responsibility
Peter Petré
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This monograph presents the first comprehensive diachronic account of copular and passive verb constructions in Old and Middle English. Loss of the high-frequency verb weorðan 'become' is explained as a result of changing word order in narrative during Middle English. The merger of is 'is' and bið 'shall be, is generally' into a single suppletive verb is related to the development of a general analytic future shall benally, the co-occurrence of multiple changes led to become and wax crossing a threshold of similarity with existing copulas, from which they analogically adopted full productivity
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Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Petré, Peter
Dewey number
427.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P299.C64
LC item number
P48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Oxford studies in the history of English
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  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • English language
  • English language
  • Construction grammar
Target audience
specialized
Label
Constructions and environments : copular, passive, and related constructions in Old and Middle English, Peter Petré, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0000437387
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199373413
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white).
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Constructions and environments : copular, passive, and related constructions in Old and Middle English, Peter Petré, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
EDZ0000437387
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199373413
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white).
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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