New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics

New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics : Selected Papers from 12 ICEHL, Glasgow, 21-26 August 2002. Volume I: Syntax and Morphology

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This is the first of two volumes of papers selected from those given at the 12th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics. The second is New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics (2): Lexis and Transmission. Together the volumes provide an overview of many of the issues that are currently engaging practitioners in the field. In this volume, the primary concern is with the historical grammar of English. Some papers take a broad overview of the subject, positioning it within current advances in linguistic theory, while others deal with specific points of syntax and morphology in a historical context. There is a recurrent emphasis on data collection and analysis, with a chronological range from Old to Present Day English, and a geographical spread from Scotland to Newfoundland. Contributions from scholars around the world remind us that not only English itself but the history of English is now an international possession.show more

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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 149.86 x 218.44 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588115143
  • 9781588115140

Table of contents

1. Acknowledgements; 2. Introduction; 3. Verbal -s reconsidered: The Subject Type Constraint as a diagnostic of historical transatlantic relationship (by Clarke, Sandra); 4. Do grammars change when they leak? (by Denison, David); 5. Grammar change versus language change: Is there a difference? (by Fischer, Olga); 6. Indefinite Pronominal Anaphora in English correspondence between 1500 and 1800 (by Laitinen, Mikko); 7. From resultative predicate to event-modifier: The case of forth and on (by Los, Bettelou); 8. Family values (by McMahon, April); 9. From inventory to typology in English historical dialectology (by Meurman-Solin, Anneli); 10. Consumers of correctness: Men, women, and language in eighteenth-century classified advertisements (by Percy, Carol); 11. Accounting for vernacular features in a Scottish dialect: Relic, innovation, analogy and drift (by Smith, Jennifer); 12. On MV/VM order in Beowulf (by Suzuki, Hironori); 13. DARE and NEED in British and American present-day English: 1960s-1990s (by Taeymans, Martine); 14. What drove do? (by Warner, Anthony); 15. The HAVE -'perfect' in Old English (by Wischer, Ilse); 16. Name index; 17. Subject indexshow more