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Diachronic Change in the English Passive
     

Diachronic Change in the English Passive

by J. Toyota
 

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In this coherent historical development of the passive voice in English, the main argument deals not only with the passive per se, but also with its related constructions, which can play vital parts in identifying both functional and structural motivations for creating the passive.

Overview

In this coherent historical development of the passive voice in English, the main argument deals not only with the passive per se, but also with its related constructions, which can play vital parts in identifying both functional and structural motivations for creating the passive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230553453
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
11/05/2008
Series:
Palgrave Studies in Language History and Language Change Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

JUNICHI TOYOTA is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Lund, Sweden. His research interests cover a wide range of disciplines, including linguistics, anthropology and cognitive science. His publications are mainly focused on historical linguistics and cognitive linguistics, but also deal with evolution of human linguistic ability.

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