English in Transition: Corpus-Based Studies in Linguistic Variation and Genre Styles

English in Transition: Corpus-Based Studies in Linguistic Variation and Genre Styles

by Matti Rissanen
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110156326

ISBN-13: 9783110156324

Pub. Date: 09/15/1997

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110156324
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
09/15/1997
Series:
Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] Series, #23
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Be/have + past participle: The choice of the auxiliary with intransitives from Late Middle to Modern English17
On the forms and functions of the verb be from Old to Modern English87
Re-phrasing in Early English: The use of expository apposition with an explicit marker from 1350 to 1710121
Genre conventions: Personal affect in fiction and non-fiction in Early Modern English185
Towards reconstructing a grammar of point of view: Textual roles of adjectives and open-class adverbs in Early Modern English267
Bibliography345
Index of subjects365

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