The Handbook of the History of English / Edition 1

The Handbook of the History of English / Edition 1

by Ans van Kemenade
     
 

ISBN-10: 063123344X

ISBN-13: 9780631233442

Pub. Date: 05/29/2006

Publisher: Wiley

The Handbook of the History of English is a collection of articles written by leading specialists in the field that focus on the theoretical issues behind the facts of the changing English language.

  • organizes the theoretical issues behind the facts of the changing English language innovatively and applies recent insights to old

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The Handbook of the History of English is a collection of articles written by leading specialists in the field that focus on the theoretical issues behind the facts of the changing English language.

  • organizes the theoretical issues behind the facts of the changing English language innovatively and applies recent insights to old problems
  • surveys the history of English from the perspective of structural developments in areas such as phonology, prosody, morphology, syntax, semantics, language variation, and dialectology
  • offers readers a comprehensive overview of the various theoretical perspectives available to the study of the history of English and sets new objectives for further research

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631233442
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/29/2006
Series:
Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.05(h) x 1.67(d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction.

Notes on Contributors.

Part I: Approaches and issues.

1. Change for the Better? Optimality Theory versus History: April McMahon (University of Sheffield).

2. Cueing a New Grammar: David Lightfoot (Georgetown University).

3. Variation and the Interpretation of Change in periphrastic DO: Anthony Warner (University of York).

4. Evolutionary Models and Functional-Typological Theories of Language Change: William Croft (University of New Mexico).

Part II: Words: derivation and prosody.

5. Old and Middle English Prosody: Donka Minkova (UCLA).

6. Prosodic Preferences: From Old English to Early Modern English: Paula Fikkert (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands), Elan Dresher (University of Toronto, Canada) and Aditi Lahiri (University of Konstanz, Germany).

7. Typological Changes in Derivational Morphology: Dieter Kastovsky (University of Vienna).

8. Competition in English Word Formation: Laurie Bauer (Victoria University of Wellington).

Part III: Inflectional morphology and syntax.

9. Case Syncretism and Word Order Change: Cynthia Allen (Australian National University).

10. Discourse Adverbs and Clausal Syntax in Old and Middle English: Ans van Kemenade (Radboud University Nijmegen) and Bettelou Los (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).

11. The loss of OV Order in the History of English: Susan Pintzuk and Ann Taylor (both University of York).

12. Category Change and Gradience in the Determiner System: David Denison (University of Manchester).

Part IV: Pragmatics.

13. Pathways in the development of pragmatic markers in English: Laurel Brinton (University of British Columbia).

14. The Semantic Development of Scalar Focus Modifiers: Elizabeth Traugott (Stanford University).

15. Information Structure and Word Order Change: The Passive as an Information Rearranging Strategy in the History of English: Elena Seoane (University of Santiago de Compostela).

Part V: Pre- and postcolonial varieties.

16. Old English Dialectology: Richard Hogg (University of Manchester).

17. Early Middle English Dialectology: Problems and Prospects: Margaret Laing (University of Edinburgh) and Roger Lass (University of Cape Town).

18. How English became African American English: Shana Poplack (University of Ottawa).

19. Historical Change in Synchronic Perspective: The Legacy of British Dialects: Sali Tagliamonte (University of Toronto).

20. The making of Hiberno-English and other 'Celtic Englishes': Markku Filppula (University of Joensuu).

Part VI: Standardisation and globalization.

21. Eighteenth-century Prescriptivism and the Norm of Correctness: Ingrid Tieken - Boon van Ostade (University of Leiden).

22. Historical Sociolinguistics and Language Change: Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki).

23. Global English: From Island Tongue to World Language: Suzanne Romaine (University of Oxford).

Appendix: Useful Corpora for Research in English Historical Linguistics.

Index.

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