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Title: Verbs of Implicit Negation and their Complements in the History of English
Written By: Yoko Iyeiri
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=Z%20155
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The principal focus of this book concerns various shifts of complements
which verbs of implicit negation (e.g. forbid, forbear,
avoid, prohibit, and prevent) have experienced in the
history of English. Forbid, for example, was once followed by
that-clauses, while in contemporary English it is in usual cases
followed by to-infinitives except in the fixed form God
forbid
that … Although a number of English verbs have undergone
similar syntactic changes, the paths they have selected in their historical
development are not always the same. Unlike forbid, the verb
prevent is now followed by gerunds often with the preposition
from.

This book describes some of the most representative paths followed by
different verbs of implicit negation and reveals the major complement
shifts that have occurred throughout the history of English. It will be of
particular interest to researchers and students specializing in English
linguistics, historical linguistics, and corpus linguistics.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027211705
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