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  1. paul, English Historical Syntax and Morphology

Message 1: English Historical Syntax and Morphology

Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 16:29:35 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: English Historical Syntax and Morphology

Title: English Historical Syntax and Morphology
Subtitle: Selected papers from 11 ICEHL, Santiago de Compostela, 7-11
 September 2000
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 223
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins		 

Editor: Teresa Fanego 
Editor: Javier P�rez-Guerra 
Editor: Mar�a Jos� L�pez-Couzo 

Hardback: ISBN: 158811192X, Pages: x, 306 pp., Price: USD 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027247315, Pages: x, 306 pp., Price: EUR 109.00

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.

Table of Contents

 Teresa Fanego 1 
Two types of passivization of 'V+NP+P' constructions in relation to
 Minoji Akimoto 9 
On the development of a friend of mine 
 Cynthia L. Allen 23 
Historical shifts in modification patterns with complex noun phrase
structures: How long can you go without a verb?
 Douglas Biber and Victoria Clark 43 
Grammaticalization versus lexicalization reconsidered: On the late use
of temporal adverbs
 Laurel J. Brinton 67 
The derivation of ornative,locative,ablative,privative and reversative
verbs in English: A historical sketch
 Dieter Kastovsky 99 
>From gold-gifa to chimney sweep? Morphological (un)markedness of
Modern English agent nouns in a diachronic perspective
 Lucia Kornexl 111 
A path to volitional modality 
 Manfred G. Krug 131 
Is it, stylewise or otherwise, wise to use -wise? Domain adverbials
and the history of English -wise
 Ursula Lenker 157 
The loss of the indefinite pronoun man: Syntactic change and
information structure
 Bettelou Los 181 
The progressive in Older Scots 
 Anneli Meurman-Solin 203 
Detransitivization in the history of English from a semantic
 Ruth M�hlig and Monika E. Klages 231 
Morphology recycled: The Principle of Rhythmic Alternation at work in
Early and Late Modern English grammatical variation
 Julia Schl�ter 255

Lingfield(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English (Language code: ENG)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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