Nonfinite Structures in Theory and Change

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Overview

This book seeks to answer the questions: why do grammars change, and why is the rate of such change so variable? A principal focus is on changes in English between the Anglo-Saxon and early modern periods. The author frames his analysis in a comparative framework with extended discussions of language change in a wide range of other Indo-European languages. He deploys Chomsky's minimalist framework in a fruitful marriage of comparative and theoretical linguistics within an argument that will be accessible to practitioners in both fields.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198299608
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Series: Oxford Linguistics Ser.
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

D. Gary Miller is Professor of Classics and Linguistics at the University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1969, with a dissertation on Studies in Some Forms of the Genitive Singular in Indo-European. He has authored some forty articles on Indo-European, Classical, and General Linguistics. His books include Complex Verb Formation (1993) and Ancient Scripts and Phonological Knowledge (1994).

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Table of Contents

Preface
Dating and Other Conventions
List of Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Case Checking and Accord 11
2 Tense and Nonfinite Clauses 29
3 Null Subjects and Control 49
4 Plain and Conjugated Infinitives 75
5 West Greenlandic 111
6 Small Clauses and ECM 136
7 The ECM Innovation in English 157
8 Infinitives in Older English 187
9 The -Ing Participle and Perception Complements 242
10 English Gerundials 282
11 History of English Gerundials 315
12 Infinitive, Gerundive, Participle 351
Primary Sources: Texts in Old and Middle English 383
Editions of Older English Texts 402
References 408
Language Index 453
Subject Index 457
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