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Relativization in Early English (950-1250): the Position of Relative Clauses
     

Relativization in Early English (950-1250): the Position of Relative Clauses

by Cristina Suarez-Gomez
 
This book is concerned with the position which relative clauses occupy with respect to the main clause in the history of English. Relative clauses have evolved from adjoined clauses placed outside the main clause to clauses closely attached to the noun they modify inside the main clause. This process of incorporation took place through a stage of topicalization in

Overview

This book is concerned with the position which relative clauses occupy with respect to the main clause in the history of English. Relative clauses have evolved from adjoined clauses placed outside the main clause to clauses closely attached to the noun they modify inside the main clause. This process of incorporation took place through a stage of topicalization in which relative clauses were dislocated to the left of the main clause, leaving a trace behind in the place where they are generated. This study is empirically founded, with data from The Helsinki Corpus of English Texts: Diachronic and Dialectal corresponding to late Old English and early Middle English. Several variables, of a linguistic and extralinguistic nature, are analyzed in order to describe the variation in the position of relative clauses in Early English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783039112036
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/26/2006
Series:
Linguistic Insights Series: Studies in Language and Communication , #49
Pages:
149
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Author: Cristina Suárez-Gómez is Lecturer in English in the Department of Spanish, Modern Languages and Latin at the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain), and a member of the research project on Variation and Linguistic Change, directed by Prof. Teresa Fanego. In 2004 she received her Ph.D. in English Historical Linguistics from the University of Santiago de Compostela. Her main areas of specialization are English historical syntax and pragmatics, and grammaticalization theory. Her most relevant publications are about relativization in early English. Other research interests include dialectal variation in English, both in a synchronic and a diachronic perspective.

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