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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.

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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Book Summary:

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 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 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 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.

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 1969
Category English language
Total Pages 553
ISBN OCLC:900626835
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 Complementation in Middle English and the Methodology of Historical Syntax
Author Anthony Warner
Publisher Penn State University Press
Release Date 1982
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 266
ISBN UOM:39015012282052
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A syntax of a major area of Middle English, this book seeks to bridge the gap between philology and linguistics. The historical study of English syntax has suffered from being at the meeting point of two traditions: the philological, which tends to focus on the analysis of texts and to avoid questions of linguistic interpretations, and a more recent linguistic one, which tends to focus on the grammatical systems of languages and often fails to appreciate the limitations of textual evidence and the careful interpretation needed before grammatical account can be based confidently on textual evidence. The work is based on a study of the sermons of John Wyclif, so it is important for students not only of Middle English but also of the history of English, since the author argues that the language of the sermons is important step in the development of Standard English. The book also seeks to demonstrate an appropriate methodology for the writing of linguistically informed grammars of dead languages, and provides a major response to the work of Lightfoot on diachronic 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.

Syntactic Structures by Noam Chomsky

Title Syntactic Structures
Author Noam Chomsky
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date 2020-05-29
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 117
ISBN 9783112316009
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

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.

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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Title English Syntax in Three Dimensions
Author Carola Trips
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date 2015-05-19
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 254
ISBN 9783110395143
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book deals with syntax in three dimensions: in part I with the history of grammatical theory, in part II with synchronic aspects of Present-Day English, and in part III with diachronic aspects of English. The most prominent linguistic terms and phenomena are discussed in their historical context and are taken up again in the synchronic and diachronic parts. In this way they can be viewed from different perspectives. At the end of each chapter a summary and recommendations for further reading is provided as well as exercises in parts II and III. There is also a webpage for this book with more material, a glossary, and model answers of the exercises. The aims of the book are 1) to provide an introduction to the history of grammatical theory in order to show how and why generative grammar evolved (alongside other theories); in this way, generative grammar is presented in its historical context, and the motivation for the ideas and assumptions of this theory becomes clear; 2) to show that the terms and phenomena discussed are still applicable and interesting today; 3) to investigate phenomena of Present-Day English and their development in the history of English by means of authentic data, and to find explanations for the developmental paths they took by applying theory. This book primarily aims at undergraduate students of English or linguistics who have already acquired some knowledge of syntax and generative syntactic theory. It is also well suited for students specialising in syntax, syntactic theory, and language change. It can further be used as a study aid for final exams.

Morphosyntactic Change by Olga Fischer

Title Morphosyntactic Change
Author Olga Fischer
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2007
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 378
ISBN 9780199267040
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book presents a critical comparison of the two leading theories of linguistic change. After introducing the aims and methods of historical linguistics, Olga Fischer provides an exposition of the main theories used to describe morphosyntactic change and a full account of the causes and mechanisms by which their leading exponents seek to explain it. She measures the effectiveness of rival theories and methods in different contexts and in the process throws fresh light on the balance of factors influencing linguistic change. Professor Fischer emphazises the unity of form and meaning in the linguistic sign and examines the role played by analogy. She looks at how changes in discourse, lexicon, semantics, pragmatics, and sound interact with changes in morphosyntax, and explores the relationship between external and internal causes of change. She considers whether morphosyntactic change is gradual or abrupt and discusses how far rates of change reflect the degree to which grammar is innate or learned. She uses detailed case studies to illustrate different types of morphosyntactic change, and to show how each theory fares when put into practice. The author's clear style and her balanced approach to this fascinating and complex subject combine to make this a book that will be of central interest and value to scholars and students of linguistic change, at graduate level and above.

A Modern English Grammar by Otto Jespersen

Title A Modern English Grammar
Author Otto Jespersen
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2011
Category
Total Pages 570
ISBN OCLC:1259017168
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title An historical syntax of the English language
Author F. Th Visser
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1963
Category
Total Pages 2470
ISBN OCLC:480491231
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An Historical Syntax Of The English Language by Fredericus Theodorus Visser

Title An Historical Syntax of the English Language
Author Fredericus Theodorus Visser
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1963
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9004071423
Language English, Spanish, and French
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