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Title: The Development from Case-Forms to Prepositional Constructions in Old English Prose
Written By: Kiriko Sato
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 88

The development from a synthetic to an analytic language is one of the most
important topics in English historical syntax. This development is
reflected in the gradual decrease of case-forms and the replacement of
their functions with equivalent prepositional constructions. Focusing on
the Old English period, when case-forms and prepositional constructions
overlapped in various functions, this book aims to answer an unresolved
question: was there a significant change in the use of case-forms and,
alternatively, in the use of prepositions plus case-forms in contexts where
both types were possible? The author makes a statistical comparison between
prose texts written in the early Old English period and texts of the later
Old English period; she also takes into account stylistic features of
individual texts. Thus, this book addresses this Old English syntactic
issue both from a historical and a stylistic perspective and shows the
stages of development during the Old English period.


Instrumentality - Manner - Accompaniment - Point of Time - Duration of Time
- Origin - Specification - Dative Absolute - The Parker Chronicle -
Boethius - Bede - Ælfric's Catholic Homilies - Ælfric's Lives of Saints -
Wulfstan's Homilies.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3039117637
ISBN-13: 9783039117635
Pages: 231
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