"Denison's work is likely to become a standard work in the field. Reading it is stimulating and challengingxxx;"
"The range of topics covered in this book will make it relevant to anyone interested in the history of English syntax in general, and the solid scholarship behind the observations made makes it an excellent starting point for any investigation."
This study brings together many of the resources needed for the exploration of English historical syntax and deals with many of the important changes in English sentence structure from Old English to present. It also features a survey of published research from both classical and modern linguistic traditions, as well as new research by the author. It provides guidance on methodology, important reference materials, and the general history of the English language.