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Title Studies in the history of the English language V : variation and change in English grammar and lexicon : contemporary approaches / edited by Robert A. Cloutier, Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr
Published Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter Mouton, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 329 pages)
Series Topics in English linguistics ; 68
Topics in English linguistics ; 68
Contents Frontmatter; Table of Contents; Introduction; Dialogic Contexts as Motivations for Syntactic Change; Whatever Happened to English Sluicing; Notion of Direction and Old English Prepositional Phrases; Survival of the Strongest: Strong Verb Inflection from Old to Modern English; Subject Compounding and a Functional Change of the Derivational Suffix -ing in the History of English; Bad Ideas in the History of English Usage; The State of English Etymology (A Few Personal Observations); From Germanic 'fence' to 'urban settlement': On the Semantic Development of English town
Summary Twelve articles about contemporary approaches to variation and change in historical English grammar and lexicon, with commentaries and responses by the authors, show the main issues and discussion in the field as traditional methods meet contemporary linguistics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject English language -- Grammar, Historical.
English language -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Cloutier, Robert A., 1979-
Hamilton-Brehm, Anne Marie, 1970-
Kretzschmar, William A., Jr.
LC no. 2010020072
ISBN 3110220334 (electronic bk.)
9783110220339 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Variation and change in English grammar and lexicon : contemporary approaches
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