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Books: Historical Ling: Pronouns and Word Order in OE

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Message 1: Pronouns and Word Order in Old English

Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 15:21:04 +0000
From: jleppig <>
Subject: Pronouns and Word Order in Old English

Title: Pronouns and Word Order in Old English, 
 with Particular Reference to the Indefinite Pronoun Man

Series Title: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Linda van Bergen 

Hardback: ISBN: 041594161X, Pages: 904, Price: 80.00

Comment: Series Editor: Laurence Horn

This is a study of the syntactic behaviour of personal
pronoun subjects and the indefinite pronoun man in Old
English, focusing on differences in word order as compared
to full noun phrases. In generative work on Old English,
noun phrases are 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
were good reasons to believe that man should be grouped
with personal pronouns. A full investigation was done with
the aid of the Toronto Corpus, which confirmed this
hypothesis. This in turn has consequences for the analysis
of personal pronouns.

Lingfield(s): Historical Linguistics, Syntax
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)
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