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Title: 'Of Varying Language and Opposing Creed'
Subtitle: New Insights into Late Modern English
Edited By: Javier Pérez-Guerra
Dolores González-Álvarez
Jorge L. Bueno-Alonso
Esperanza Rama-Martínez
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=10788
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Volume 28
Description:

This volume includes a selection of fifteen papers delivered at the Second
International Conference on Late Modern English. The chapters focus on
significant linguistic aspects of the Late Modern English period, not only
on grammatical issues such as the development of pragmatic markers, for-to
infinitive constructions, verbal subcategorisation, progressive aspect,
sentential complements, double comparative forms or auxiliary/negator
cliticisation but also on pronunciation, dialectal variation and other
practical aspects such as corpus compilation, which are approached from
different perspectives (descriptive, cognitive, syntactic, corpus-driven).

Contents:

Javier Pérez-Guerra/Dolores González-Álvarez/Jorge L.
Bueno-Alonso/Esperanza Rama-Martínez: 'Of varying language and opposing
creed': Five first details are being depicted - Joan C. Beal: 'To explain
the present': nineteenth-century evidence for 'recent' changes in English
pronunciation - Laurel J. Brinton: What's more: the development of
pragmatic markers in the modern period - Hubert Cuyckens/Hendrik De Smet:
For...to-infinitives from Early to Late Modern English - Stefan Dollinger:
The importance of demography for the study of historical Canadian English:
three examples from the Corpus of Early Ontario English - Radoslaw
Dylewski: Forms of tri-alternant verbs in early American writings
(1662-1720) - Teresa Fanego: Drift and the development of sentential
complements in British and American English from 1700 to the present day -
Victorina González-Díaz: Worser and lesser in Modern English - Bernd
Kortmann/Susanne Wagner: A fresh look at Late Modern English dialect syntax
- María José López-Couso: Auxiliary and negative cliticisation in Late
Modern English - Meiko Matsumoto: The historical development of take/have a
walk - Isabel Moskowich/Begoña Crespo: Presenting the Coruña Corpus: a
collection of samples for the historical study of English scientific
writing - Paloma Núñez Pertejo: Aspects of the use of the progressive in
the eighteenth century - Elena Orduna Nocito: The semantic field of
'manners' in the eighteenth century: a cognitive approach - Päivi
Pahta/Arja Nurmi: 'What we do cón amore': structures of code-switching in
eighteenth-century personal letters - Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade/Fátima
María Faya Cerqueiro: Saying please in Late Modern English.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783039107889
Pages: 455
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