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Mon Sep 8 2003

Books: Historical Ling, Middle English: Rabade

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Message 1: Handbook of Middle English: Rabade

Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 07:05:19 +0000
From: LINCOM.EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Handbook of Middle English: Rabade



Title: Handbook of Middle English
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in English Linguistics 05
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH 
 www.lincom-europa.com		 
			
Author: Luis Iglesias R´┐Żbade, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Paperback: ISBN: ISBN389586756X, Pages: 630, Price: 74 EURO
			
Abstract:

This volume is intended to provide undergraduate and postgraduate
students with a comprehensive handbook of Middle English. The book
begins with a sociolinguistic study of post-Conquest England. Then the
volume presents a detailed description of Middle English grammar
divided into four parts. The first part is dedicated to morphology,
providing students with forms and uses of the traditional parts of
speech. The second part of the volume is devoted to a description of
the phonology, proposing a historical development of the OE phonemes
(and graphemes) until Present Day English. Students will find the
basic rules of the phonological developments accompanied by the most
common spellings for the four periods (Old English, Middle English,
Early Modern English and Present Day English) and subperiods of the
history of the English language. In the third part the volume presents
a description of the grammatical categories and functions on Middle
English syntactic units. All parts and sections of the book are
provided with a wide range of examples, with modern English
translations to facilitate a better understanding of Middle English
grammar. The fourth part of the volume includes some extracts of early
Middle English texts. Each of them is provided with its own
glossary. It is particularly easy for students to identify the meaning
of a word, because not only are all words included in the glossary,
but also a specific meaning is provided for each word in each of its
occurrences. (for more information, please see the LINCOM webshop :
lincom.at).

CONTENTS
Abbreviations 17
The Middle English period 31
The Middle English dialects 31
English and Anglo-Norman status in the Middle English period: a
 historical sociolinguistic approach 35

PART I. MORPHOLOGY
CHAPTER I (Section 1). NOUN PHRASE: DETERMINERS 51
A. The simple demonstrative pronouns (definite article) 51
B. The Compound demonstrative pronouns 58
C. Other demonstratives 61
D. Numeral 61
E. Indefinite adjectives and pronouns 65
F. Possessive forms 70
CHAPTER II (Section 2). NOUN PHRASE: HEAD 75
A. Pronouns 75
B. The noun 85
C. Relative pronouns 100
D. Interrogative pronouns 103
CHAPTER III (Section 3). ADJECTIVAL PHRASE. HEAD 105
1. Forms105
2. Comparison 108
CHAPTER IV (Section 4). VERBAL PHRASE: HEAD 111
PART II. PHONOLOGY
CHAPTER V (Section 1). MIDDLE ENGLISH PHONEMES AND
SPELLINGS 151
CHAPTER VI (Section 2). VOWELS . 157
CHAPTER VII (Section 3). THE DIPHTHONGS 217
CHAPTER VIII (Section 4). THE DEVELOPMENT OF VOWELS IN
UNACCENTED SYLLABLES 267
A. From OE to ME 267
B. From ME to PE 278
CHAPTER IX (Section 5). CONSONANTS 281
A. Consonants 281
B. Consonants in detail 288
CHAPTER X (Section 6). SCANDINAVIAN INFLUENCE ON
PHONOLOGY AND SPELLING 307
PART III. SYNTAX
CHAPTER XI (Section 1). NOTIONS AND TOOLS FOR SYNTACTIC
ANALYSIS 321
CHAPTER XII (Section 2). MORPHEMES AND WORDS . 329
CHAPTER XIII (Section 3). NOUN PHRASE . 337
CHAPTER XIV (Section 4). ADJECTIVAL PHRASE 353
CHAPTER XV (Section 5). VERBAL PHRASE . 357
CHAPTER XVI (Section 6). PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE 377
CHAPTER XVII (Section 7). ADVERBIAL PHRASE 385
CHAPTER XVIII (Section 8). KERNEL CLAUSES 389
CHAPTER XIX (Section 9). INTERROGATIVE AND NEGATIVE
CLAUSES 425
CHAPTER XX. (Section 10). GRAMMATICAL UNITS 433
CHAPTER XXI (Section 11) MULTIPLE CLAUSE AND COMPLEX
CLAUSE 441
CHAPTER XXI (Section 12). CLAUSES AND SENTENCES 455
CHAPTER XXIII (Section 13). PARATACTIC STRUCTURES 497
PART IV. PROSE AND VERSE TEXTS
Glossary 614
Bibliography 623

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Lingfield(s): Historical Linguistics
			 
Subject Language(s): Middle English (Language Code: XENM)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)


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