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Journal Title: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   14/3
Table of Contents: Modeling diachronic change in the third person singular: a multifactorial, verb- and author-specific exploratory approach
by Stefan Th. Gries, Martin Hilpert
pp 293-320

Laryngeal assimilation in Buchan Scots
by Islam Youssef
pp 321-345

Same time, across time: simultaneity clauses from Late Modern to Present-Day English
by Cristiano Broccias, Nicholas Smith
pp 347-371

Verbo-nominal constructions of necessity with þearf n. and need n.: competition and grammaticalization from OE to eModE
by Lucía Loureiro-Porto
pp 373-397

A constructional taxonomy of I think and related expressions: accounting for the variability of complement-taking mental predicates
by Julie Van Bogaert
pp 399-427

Reconsidering the syntax of non-canonical negative inversion
by Jessica White-Sustaita
pp 429-455

The functions of weorðan and its loss in the past tense in Old and Middle English
by Peter Petré
pp 457-484

A treasury of Englishes
by Gunnel Melchers
pp 485-506

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Phonetics
Phonology
Subject Language(s): English
Scots
English, Middle
English, Old
 
LL Issue: 21.4279