Pronouns and Word Order in Old English
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Pronouns and Word Order in Old English : With Particular Reference to the Indefinite Pronoun Man

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First published in 2003, this is a study of the syntactic behaviour of personal pronoun subjects and the indefinite pronoun man, in Old English. It focuses on differences in word order as compared to full noun phrases. In generative work on Old English, noun phrases have usually divided into two categories: 'nominal' and 'pronominal'. The latter category has typically been restricted to personal pronouns, but despite striking similarities to the behaviour of nominals there has been good reason to believe that man should be grouped with personal pronouns. This book explores investigations carried out in conjunction with the aid of the Toronto Corpus, which confirmed this hypothesis.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 244 pages
  • 158 x 230 x 20mm | 499.99g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138918466
  • 9781138918467

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Topicalisation and (non-)inversion 3. Other aspects of word order in relation to man 4. On the status of man and personal pronouns 5. Topics in Old English clause structure 6. Conclusion; Bibliographyshow more