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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: The Syntax of Early English
Written By: Olga Fischer
Ans Van Kemenade
Willem Koopman
Wim van der Wurff
Series Title: Cambridge Syntax Guides

This book is a guide to the development of English syntax between the Old and Modern periods. Beginning with an overview of the main features of early English syntax, it gives a unified account of the significant grammatical changes that occurred during this period. Four leading experts demonstrate how these changes can be explained in terms of grammatical theory and the theory of language acquisition. Drawing on a wealth of empirical data, the book covers a wide range of topics including changes in word order, infinitival constructions and grammaticalization processes.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): English, Old
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521554101
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 360
Prices: U.S. $ 75
U.K. £ 47.50

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521556260
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 360
Prices: U.S. $ 27
U.K. £ 17.95