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LINGUIST List 20.668

Tue Mar 03 2009

Books: Historical Linguistics/Syntax: Sato

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        1.    Christian Bieri, The Development from Case-Forms to Prepositional Constructions in Old English Prose: Sato


Message 1: The Development from Case-Forms to Prepositional Constructions in Old English Prose: Sato
Date: 27-Feb-2009
From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: The Development from Case-Forms to Prepositional Constructions in Old English Prose: Sato
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Title: The Development from Case-Forms to Prepositional Constructions in
Old English Prose
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 88
Published: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11763

Author: Kiriko Sato
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039117635 Pages: 231 Price: U.S. $ 65.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039117635 Pages: 231 Price: U.K. £ 31.50
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039117635 Pages: 231 Price: Europe EURO 42.00 Comment: for Germany EURO 44.90, for Austria EURO 46.20 (incl. VAT)
Abstract:

The development from a synthetic to an analytic language is one of the most
important topics in English historical syntax. This development is
reflected in the gradual decrease of case-forms and the replacement of
their functions with equivalent prepositional constructions. Focusing on
the Old English period, when case-forms and prepositional constructions
overlapped in various functions, this book aims to answer an unresolved
question: was there a significant change in the use of case-forms and,
alternatively, in the use of prepositions plus case-forms in contexts where
both types were possible? The author makes a statistical comparison between
prose texts written in the early Old English period and texts of the later
Old English period; she also takes into account stylistic features of
individual texts. Thus, this book addresses this Old English syntactic
issue both from a historical and a stylistic perspective and shows the
stages of development during the Old English period.


Contents:

Instrumentality - Manner - Accompaniment - Point of Time - Duration of Time
- Origin - Specification - Dative Absolute - The Parker Chronicle -
Boethius - Bede - Ælfric's Catholic Homilies - Ælfric's Lives of Saints -
Wulfstan's Homilies.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=39702


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