Studies in the History of the English Language: A Millennial Perspective

Studies in the History of the English Language: A Millennial Perspective

by Donka Minkova
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110175916

ISBN-13: 9783110175912

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

Originating at a U. of California at Los Angeles conference of the same name held in the spring of 2000, 21 essays explore both historical English linguistics, as well as the history of English as a discipline. The papers covering issues in linguistics are organized into two separate sections first covering phonology and metrics, and then morphosyntax and semantics.…  See more details below

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Originating at a U. of California at Los Angeles conference of the same name held in the spring of 2000, 21 essays explore both historical English linguistics, as well as the history of English as a discipline. The papers covering issues in linguistics are organized into two separate sections first covering phonology and metrics, and then morphosyntax and semantics. The papers were chosen to stimulate debate in research rather than to advance a particular school of thought. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110175912
Publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL] Series
Pages:
496

Table of Contents

Foreword1
From etymology to historical pragmatics19
Mixed-language texts as data and evidence in English historical linguistics51
Dialectology and the history of the English language79
Origin unknown109
Issues for a new history of English prosody125
Chaucer: Folk poet or litterateur?153
A rejoinder to Youmans and Li177
On the development of English r183
Vowel variation in English rhyme207
Lexical diffusion and competing analyses of sound change231
Dating criteria for Old English poems245
How much shifting actually occurred in the historical English vowel shift?267
Restoration of /a/ revisited283
Pragmatic uses of SHALL future constructions in Early Modern English301
Explaining the creation of reflexive pronouns in English325
Word order in Old English prose and poetry: The position of finite verb and adverbs355
The "have" perfect in Old English: How close was it to the Modern English perfect?373
Reporting direct speech in Early Modern slander depositions399
The emergence of the verb-verb compound in twentieth century English and twentieth century linguistics417
A thousand years of the history of English449
Name index473
Subject index483

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