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The syntax of early English, Olga Fischer [and others]

Label
The syntax of early English
Title
The syntax of early English
Statement of responsibility
Olga Fischer [and others]
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a guide to the development of English syntax between the Old and Modern periods. Beginning with an overview of the main features of early English syntax, it gives a unified account of the grammatical changes occurring in the language during this period. Written by four leading experts in English historical syntax, the book demonstrates the ways in which syntactic change takes place and how these changes can be explained in terms of grammatical theory and language acquisition. The authors draw upon a wealth of empirical data and through a series of well-selected case studies they cover a wide range of topics including changes in word order, infinitival constructions and grammaticalization processes. This invaluable introduction to the significant changes in early English syntax will appeal to students and researchers in historical linguistics, theoretical linguistics and the history of English
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Fischer, Olga
Dewey number
429/.5
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1369
LC item number
.F57 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge syntax guides
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Label
The syntax of early English, Olga Fischer [and others]
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9780511612312
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 341 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521556262
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The syntax of early English, Olga Fischer [and others]
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9780511612312
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 341 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521556262
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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