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LINGUIST List 21.3020

Wed Jul 21 2010

Books: Historical Linguistics/Syntax: Cummings

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        1.    Janet Joyce, An Introduction to the Grammar of Old English: Cummings

Message 1: An Introduction to the Grammar of Old English: Cummings
Date: 18-Jul-2010
From: Janet Joyce <jjoyceequinoxpub.com>
Subject: An Introduction to the Grammar of Old English: Cummings
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Title: An Introduction to the Grammar of Old English
Subtitle: A Systemic Functional Approach
Series Title: Functional Linguistics
Published: 2010
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
                http://www.equinoxpub.com/

Author: Michael Cummings
Hardback: ISBN: 9781845533632 Pages: 184 Price: U.K. £ 60 Comment: $95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781845533649 Pages: 184 Price: U.K. £ 25 Comment: $45
Abstract:

This book applies the techniques of systemic functional grammar to the
description of the Old English historical dialect, 650-1150 CE. Systemic
functional grammar is an approach to the description of language which
distinguishes three separate functions in communication: language as
representation, language as attitude, and language as the construction of
text. Most applications of systemic functional theory have concentrated on
modern English. This book is the first comprehensive description of the Old
English dialect on systemic functional principles. The book begins with an
outline of systemic functional grammatical theory. It then describes the Old
English clause with a separate grammar for each of the three general
functions it serves, the representational, the attitudinal, and the text-
formative. Other areas covered include structures and functions within
nominal, verbal and adverbial groups; relationships among clauses;
embedding; and cohesion. The book is thus designed to suit the needs of
systemic functional grammarians who are interested in the historical
development of the English language. It is also designed for students of Old
English who are looking for ways of explaining the grammatical system of Old
English on terms other than those of traditional grammar.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Old English (ang)

Written In: English (eng )

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