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Name: Ans  Van Kemenade
Institution: Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
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Homepage: http://www.let.ru.nl/english
State and/or Country: Netherlands   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English, Middle
English, Old
Language Family(ies): Germanic
New English
Selected Publications: 1987, Syntactic case and morphological case in the history of English. Dordrecht: Foris
1997, (ed. with Nigel Vincent) Parameters of morphosyntactic change. Cambridge: CUP.
2000 (with Fischer, Koopman, vd Wurff) The syntax of early English. Cambridge UP.
2000 'Jespersen's cycle revisited: formal properties of grammaticalization'. In: Pintzuk, Tsoulas, Warner (eds) Diachronic syntax: models and mechanisms. Oxford UP.
2005 (ed. with B.Los) The Blackwell Handbook on the history of English. Blackwell publishers
Announced on LINGUIST :  Parameters of Morphosyntactic Change
 The Syntax of Early English
 The Handbook of the History of English
 The Handbook of the History of English
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Handbook of the History of English
 The Handbook of the History of English
Courses Taught: Syntax, language change, language variation, world Englishes, Old, Middle and early modern English, history of English, historical syntax



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