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Tue Nov 30 2010

Books: Historical Linguistics/Syntax: Lenker, Huber, Mailhammer (Eds)

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , English Historical Linguistics 2008: Lenker, Huber, Mailhammer (Eds)

Message 1: English Historical Linguistics 2008: Lenker, Huber, Mailhammer (Eds)
Date: 23-Nov-2010
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: English Historical Linguistics 2008: Lenker, Huber, Mailhammer (Eds)
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Title: English Historical Linguistics 2008
Subtitle: Selected papers from the fifteenth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL 15), Munich, 24-30 August 2008.. Volume I: The history of English verbal and nominal constructions
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 314
Published: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CILT%20314

Editor: Ursula Lenker
Editor: Judith Huber
Editor: Robert Mailhammer
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287793 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287793 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027248329 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027248329 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027248329 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

The fourteen studies selected for this volume - all of them peer-reviewed
versions of papers presented at the 15th International Conference on
English Historical Linguistics 2008 (23-30 August) at the University of
Munich - investigate syntactic variation and change in the history of
English from two perspectives that are crucial to explaining language
change, namely the analysis of usage patterns and the social motivations of
language change. Documenting the way syntactic elements have changed their
combinatory preferences in fine-grained corpus studies renders the
opportunity to catch language change in actu. A majority of studies
in this book investigate syntactic change in the history of English from
this viewpoint using a corpus-based approach, focusing on verbal
constructions, modality and developments in the English noun phrase.

The book is of primary interest to linguists interested in current
research in the history of English syntax. Its empirical richness is an
excellent source for teaching English Historical Syntax.

Volume II to be announced soon.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Syntax
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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