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English Historical Syntax by David Denison

Title English Historical Syntax
Author David Denison
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-06-11
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9781317887690
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This study brings together many of the resources needed for the exploration of English historical syntax and deals with many of the important changes in English sentence structure from Old English to present. It also features a survey of published research from both classical and modern linguistic traditions, as well as new research by the author. Provides guidance on methodology, important reference materials, and the general history of the English language.

Title An Historical Syntax of the English Language
Author Frederik Theodor Visser
Publisher Brill Archive
Release Date 1969
Category History
Total Pages 2
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Explorations in English Historical Syntax
Author Hubert Cuyckens
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing Company
Release Date 2018-08-15
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9789027263841
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The papers in this volume cover a wide range of interrelated syntactic phenomena, from the history of core arguments, to complements and non-finite clauses, elements in the clause periphery, as well as elements with potential scope over complete sentences and even larger discourse chunks. In one way or another, however, they all testify to an increasing awareness that even some of the most central phenomena of syntax – and the way they develop over time – are best understood by taking into account their communicative functions and the way they are processed and represented by speakers’ cognitive apparatus. In doing so, they show that historical syntax, and historical linguistics in general, is witnessing a convergence between formerly distinct linguistic frameworks and traditions. With this fusion of traditions, the trend is undeniably towards a richer and more broadly informed understanding of syntactic change and the history of English. This volume will be of great interest to scholars of (English) historical syntax and historical linguistics within the cognitive-linguistic as well as the generative tradition.

Title Historical Syntax of English
Author Bettelou Los
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Release Date 2015-04-14
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780748694570
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book discusses a number of approaches to charting the major developments in the syntax of English, addressing key issues of interpretation and focus for the benefit of students of the topic.

Title Developments in English Historical Morpho Syntax
Author Claudia Claridge
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing Company
Release Date 2019-06-15
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9789027262479
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Spanning the time from Old English to modern American English, this volume provides fresh perspectives on core issues and theories in the morphosyntactic history of English nominal, verbal and adverbial constructions. The contributions discuss the loss, rise and restructuring of morphonological marking, periphrastic verbal constructions, auxiliary variation and evolution, as well as changing word order options. Favouring corpus-linguistic, frequency-based and statistical approaches, the studies are firmly empirically grounded. The book is aimed at scholars interested in the history of the English language and in language variation and change.

Title Sounds Words Texts and Change
Author Teresa Fanego
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date 2002-01-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 301
ISBN 9027247323
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume and its companion one (English Historical Syntax and Morphology, CILT 223) offer a selection of papers from the Eleventh International Conference on English Historical Linguistics held at the University of Santiago de Compostela. From the rich programme (over 130 papers were given during the conference), the present thirteen papers were carefully selected to reflect the state of current research in the field of English historical linguistics. The areas represented in the volume are lexis and semantics, text-types, historical sociolinguistics and dialectology, and phonology. Many of the articles tackle questions of change and linguistic periodization through the use of methodological tools like corpora, linguistic atlases, thesauri and historical dictionaries. The theoretical frameworks adopted include, among others, multi-dimensional analysis, systemic-functional grammar, Communication Accommodation Theory, historical discourse analysis and Optimality Theory.

Title A Brief History of English Syntax
Author Olga Fischer
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2017-06-08
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 246
ISBN 9780521768580
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In its 1500-year history, the English language has seen dramatic grammatical changes. This book offers a comprehensive and reader-friendly account of the major developments, including changes in word order, the noun phrase and verb phrase, changing relations between clausal constituents and the development of new subordinate constructions. The book puts forward possible explanations for change, drawing on the existing and most recent literature, and with reference to the major theoretical models. The authors use corpus evidence to investigate language-internal and language-external motivations for change, including the impact of language contact. The book is intended for students who have been introduced to the history of English and want to deepen their understanding of major grammatical changes, and for linguists in general with a historical interest. It will also be of value to literary scholars professionally engaged with older texts.

Historical English Syntax by Dieter Kastovsky

Title Historical English Syntax
Author Dieter Kastovsky
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
Release Date 1991-01-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 518
ISBN 9783110863314
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.

An Historical Syntax Of The English Language by Fredericus Theodorus Visser

Title An Historical Syntax of the English Language
Author Fredericus Theodorus Visser
Publisher Brill Archive
Release Date 1984
Category Architecture
Total Pages 657
ISBN 9004071423
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The aim of this study is to provide an outline of the development, from the earliest times to the present day, of all the English syntatical constructions with a verbal form as their nucleus. Professor Visser's description is based on a very extensive collection of documentary material covering every kind of writing in prose and poetry in the Old, Middle and Modern periods, drawing on quotations illustrating syntactical phenomena in Bosworth & Toller, O.E.D., M.M.E.D., E.D.D., and D.O.S.T., but also making reference to obsolete usages not found in any grammar, and to the views of English and American grammarians of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries on the various syntactical constructions. The volumes of this work originally appeared in the early sixties and seventies and were well received by readers and reviewers. Volumes 1 and 2 underwent correction in the light of these early reactions. We should like to think that this work will continue to be available to the scholarly world without great increases in the price. We are however only reprinting the individual volumes in small numbers, and so we have decided that in order to guarantee a consistent reprint and pricing policy for the future, the work should be available henceforth only as a set of four volumes.

Title Historical Syntax in Cross Linguistic Perspective
Author Alice C. Harris
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1995-09-21
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 488
ISBN 0521478812
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Comprehensive treatment of syntactic change, drawing on data from a wide range of languages.

Title An Historical Syntax of the English Language
Author F. Th Visser
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1984
Category English language
Total Pages 2470
ISBN 9004034668
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title English Historical Syntax and Morphology
Author Teresa Fanego
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date 2002-01-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 297
ISBN 9027247315
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume offers a selection of papers from the Eleventh International Conference on English Historical Linguistics held at the University of Santiago de Compostela. From the rich programme (over 130 papers were given during the conference), the present twelve papers were carefully selected to reflect the state of current research in the fields of English historical syntax and morphology. Some of the issues discussed are the emergence of viewpoint adverbials in English and German, changes in noun phrase structure from 1650 to the present, the development of the progressive in Scots, the passivization of composite predicates, the loss of V2 and its effects on the information structure of English, the acquisition of modal syntax and semantics by the English verb WANT, or the use of temporal adverbs as attributive adjectives in the Early Modern period. Many of the articles tackle questions of change through the use of methodological tools like computerized corpora. The theoretical frameworks adopted include, among others, grammaticalization theory, Dik's model of functional grammar, construction grammar and Government & Binding Theory.

Title An Historical Syntax of the English Language
Author F. Th Visser
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1969
Category English language
Total Pages 553
ISBN OCLC:900626835
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Papers from the 4th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics Amsterdam April 10 13 1985
Author Roger Eaton
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date 1985-01-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 341
ISBN 9789027279774
Language English, Spanish, and French
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These papers are a selection from papers presented at the 4th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (Amsterdam, 1985). Most studies deal with some aspect of an earlier stage of English, though present day varieties of English are also under investigation. Many of the papers show that there is a growing interest in the question why a certain change has taken place. Furthermore, the volume contains a considerable number of papers on historical syntax.

Historical Syntax by Jacek Fisiak

Title Historical Syntax
Author Jacek Fisiak
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
Release Date 1984-01-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 648
ISBN 9783110824032
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.

Title English Historical Linguistics 2006 Syntax and morphology
Author Maurizio Gotti
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date 2008
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 259
ISBN 9789027248107
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The papers selected for this volume were first presented at the 14th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (Bergamo, 2006). At that important event, alongside studies of phonology, lexis, semantics and dialectology (presented in two companion volumes in this series), many innovative contributions focused on syntax and morphology. A carefully peer-reviewed selection, including one of the plenary lectures, appears here in print for the first time, bearing witness to the quality of the scholarly interest in this field of research. In all the contributions, well-established methods combine with new theoretical approaches in an attempt to shed more light on phenomena that have hitherto remained unexplored, or have only just begun to be investigated. State-of-the-art tools, such as electronic corpora and concordancing software, are employed consistently, ensuring a methodological homogeneity of the contributions.

English Historical Linguistics by Laurel J. Brinton

Title English Historical Linguistics
Author Laurel J. Brinton
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2017-07-31
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 444
ISBN 9781107113640
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Written by an international team of leading scholars, this engaging textbook on the study of English historical linguistics is uniquely organized in terms of theoretical approaches and perspectives. Each chapter features textboxes, case studies, suggestions for further reading and exercises, enabling students to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and guiding them on undertaking further research. The case studies and exercises guide students in approaching and manipulating empirical data, providing them with hands-on experience of conducting linguistic research. An extensive variety of approaches, from traditional to contemporary, is treated, including generative approaches, historical sociolinguistic and pragmatic approaches, psycholinguistic perspectives, grammaticalization theory, and discourse-based approaches, as well as perspectives on standardization and language variation. Each chapter applies the concepts discussed to data from the history of English, and a glossary of key terms enables easy navigation and quick cross-referencing. An essential resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of the history of English linguistics.

Title An Historical Syntax of the English Language
Author F.Th Visser
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2002
Category English language
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9004057463
Language English, Spanish, and French
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