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History of Englishes : New Methods and Interpretations in Historical Linguistics :  New Methods and Interpretations in Historical Linguistics - Matti Rissanen

History of Englishes : New Methods and Interpretations in Historical Linguistics

New Methods and Interpretations in Historical Linguistics

By: Matti Rissanen (Editor), Ossi Ihalainen (Editor), Terttu Nevalainen (Editor), Irma Taavitsainen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1992
ISBN: 9783110132168
Number Of Pages: 799
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.

Theory and methodologyp. 1
Translation and the history of Englishp. 3
The evidence for analytic and synthetic developments in Englishp. 25
Evidence for regular sound change in English dialect geographyp. 42
A social model for the interpretation of language changep. 72
How to study Old English syntax?p. 92
Phonology and orthographyp. 101
Exceptionality and non-specification in the history of English phonologyp. 103
The myth of "the Anglo-Norman scribe"p. 117
Old English ABCsp. 130
What, if anything, was the Great Vowel Shift?p. 144
Lexical and morphological consequences of phonotactic change in the history of Englishp. 156
Lexical phonology and diachronyp. 167
Homorganic clusters as moric busters in the history of English: the case of -ld, -nd, -mbp. 191
Middle English vowel quantity reconsideredp. 207
Morphology and syntaxp. 223
On explaining the historical development of English genitivesp. 225
A touch of (sub-)class? Old English "preterite-present" verbsp. 241
The information present: present tense for communication in the pastp. 262
Structural factors in the history of English modalsp. 287
Subordinating uses of and in the history of Englishp. 310
The distribution of verb forms in Old English subordinate clausesp. 319
Relative constructions and functional amalgamation in Early Modern Englishp. 336
The use of to and for in Old Englishp. 352
Man's son/son of man: translation, textual conditioning, and the history of the English genitivep. 359
Why is the element order to [actual symbol not reproducible] him 'said to him' impossible?p. 373
On the development of the by-agent in Englishp. 379
Pragmatics of this and thatp. 401
A valency description of Old English possessive verbsp. 418
Who(m)? Constraints on the loss of case marking of wh-pronouns in the English of Shakespeare and other poets of the Early Modern English periodp. 437
"I not say": bridge phenomenon in syntactic changep. 453
Lexis and semanticsp. 463
The status of word formation in Middle English: approaching the questionp. 465
Post-dating Romance loan-words in Middle English: are the French words of the Katherine Group English?p. 483
Rich Lake: a case historyp. 506
Varieties and dialectsp. 517
The evolution of a vernacularp. 519
Relativization in the Dorset dialectp. 532
William Barnes and the south west dialect of Englishp. 556
A Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English: the value of texts surviving in more than one versionp. 566
A Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English: tradition and typologyp. 582
A chapter in the worldwide spread of English: Maltap. 592
"Du's no heard da last o'dis" - on the use of be as a perfective auxiliary in Shetland dialectp. 602
On the morphology of verbs in Middle Scots: present and present perfect indicativep. 611
The pace of change in Appalachian Englishp. 624
Variability in Old English and the continental Germanic languagesp. 640
Variability in Tok Pisin phonology: "Did you say 'pig' or 'fig'?"p. 647
Text types and individual textsp. 669
Chaucer's Boece: a syntactic and lexical analysisp. 671
The linguistic evolution of five written and speech-based English genres from the 17th to the 20th centuriesp. 688
The do variant field in questions and negatives: Jane Austen's Complete Letters and Mansfield Parkp. 705
The repertoire of topic changers in personal, intimate letters: a diachronic study of Osborne and Woolfp. 720
Text-types and language history: the cookery recipep. 736
Macaronic writing in a London archive, 1380-1480p. 762
Abbreviations of titles of textual sourcesp. 771
Name indexp. 781
Subject indexp. 791
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ISBN: 9783110132168
ISBN-10: 3110132168
Series: Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL]
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 799
Published: 1992
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.32