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LINGUIST List 19.2727

Mon Sep 08 2008

Books: Syntax/Morphology/Historical Ling: González-Díaz

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, English Adjective Comparison: González-Díaz


Message 1: English Adjective Comparison: González-Díaz
Date: 08-Sep-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: English Adjective Comparison: González-Díaz
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Title: English Adjective Comparison
Subtitle: A historical perspective
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 299
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CILT%20299

Author: Victorina González-Díaz
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027248152 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027248152 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 165.00
Abstract:

The present work contributes to a better understanding of the English
system of degree by means of a study of a number of aspects in the
evolution of adjective comparison that have so far either been considered
controversial or not been accounted for at all. As will be shown, the
diachronic aspects analysed will also have synchronic implications.
Furthermore, unlike previous synchronic as well as diachronic accounts of
adjective comparison, this monograph does not concentrate on the 'standard'
comparative strategies (i.e. inflectional and periphrastic forms) only, but
also deals with double periphrastic comparatives, thus providing an
analysis of the whole range of comparative structures in English.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Morphology
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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