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Title: New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics
Subtitle: Selected papers from 12 ICEHL, Glasgow, 21–26 August 2002: Volume I: Syntax and Morphology
Edited By: Christian J. Kay
Simon Horobin
Jeremy J. Smith
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 251

This is the first of two volumes of papers selected from those given at the
12th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics. The second
is New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics (2): Lexis and
Transmission. Together the volumes provide an overview of many of the
issues that are currently engaging practitioners in the field. In this
volume, the primary concern is with the historical grammar of English. Some
papers take a broad overview of the subject, positioning it within current
advances in linguistic theory, while others deal with specific points of
syntax and morphology in a historical context. There is a recurrent
emphasis on data collection and analysis, with a chronological range from
Old to Present Day English, and a geographical spread from Scotland to
Newfoundland. Contributions from scholars around the world remind us that
not only English itself but the history of English is now an international

Table of contents

Acknowledgements vii
Introduction ix–x
Verbal -s reconsidered: The Subject Type Constraint as a diagnostic of
historical transatlantic relationship
Sandra Clarke 1–13
Do grammars change when they leak?
David Denison 15–29
Grammar change versus language change: Is there a difference?
Olga Fischer 31–63
Indefinite Pronominal Anaphora in English correspondence between 1500 and 1800
Mikko Laitinen 65–81
From resultative predicate to event-modifier: The case of forth and on
Bettelou Los 83–102
Family values
April McMahon and Robert McMahon 103–123
From inventory to typology in English historical dialectology
Anneli Meurman-Solin 125–151
Consumers of correctness: Men, women, and language in eighteenth-century
classified advertisements
Carol Percy 153–176
Accounting for vernacular features in a Scottish dialect: Relic,
innovation, analogy and drift
Jennifer Smith 177–193
On MV/VM order in Beowulf
Hironori Suzuki 195–213
DARE and NEED in British and American present-day English: 1960s–1990s
Martine Taeymans 215–227
What drove do?
Anthony Warner 229–242
The HAVE -‘perfect’ in Old English
Ilse Wischer 243–255
Name index 257
Subject index 259

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
English, Middle
English, Old
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588115143
ISBN-13: 9781588115140
Pages: x, 264 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 162
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027247633
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Pages: x, 264 pp.
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