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Journal Title: Journal of Historical Pragmatics
Volume/Issue:   13 / 2
Issue Title: Journal of Historical Pragmatics Vol. 13, No. 2 (2012)
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iii, 170 pp.

Table of Contents

Functions of epistolary formulae in Dutch letters from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Gijsbert Rutten and Marijke J. van der Wal

The establishment of quantifier constructions for size nouns: A diachronic case study of heap(s) and lot(s)
Lieselotte Brems

On the relationship between subjectification, grammaticalisation and constructions: Evidence from the history of English
Lucía Loureiro-Porto

Lexico-grammatical portraits of vulnerable women in war: The 1641 Depositions
Nicci MacLeod and Barbara A. Fennell

A critical and historical investigation into semantic prosody
K. Aaron Smith and Dawn Nordquist

So ADJ/ADV that clause patterns in Early Modern English medical writing
Turo Hiltunen

Simone E. Pfenninger. Grammaticalization Paths of English and High German Existential Constructions. A Corpus-based Study
Reviewed by Gabriele Diewald
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English, Middle
English, Old
LL Issue: 23.3123