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Journal Title: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   9/1
Date: May 2005
Table of Contents: Special issue on Aspects of OV and VO order in the history of English
by Ann Taylor, Wim van der Wurff
pp 1-4

Arguments against a universal base: evidence from Old English
by Susan Pintzuk
pp 115-138

Prosodic evidence for incipient VO order in Old English
by Ann Taylor
pp 139-156

A comparative approach to syntactic change in the history of English
by C. Jan-Wouter Zwart
pp 157-179

Carola Trips, From OV to VO in Early Middle English. Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 60. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2002. Pp. 356. Hardback €120, ISBN 90 272 2781 0 (Eur.); hardback $144, 1588113116 (US).
reviewed by Robert Allen Cloutier
pp 181-191

PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED
by Yukako Sunaoshi
pp 193-194

Transitional syntax: postverbal pronouns and particles in Old English
by Willem Koopman
pp 47-62

Changing EPP parameters in the history of English: accounting for variation and change
by Mary Theresa Biberauer, Ian Gareth Roberts
pp 5-46

OV–VO in English and the role of case marking in word order
by Thomas McFadden
pp 63-82

Object–verb order in early sixteenth-century English prose: an exploratory study
by Mike Moerenhout
pp 83-114

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
 
LL Issue: 16.1489