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This study brings together many of the resources needed for the exploration of English historical syntax and deals with many of the important changes in English sentence structure from Old English to present. It also features a survey of published research from both classical and modern linguistic traditions, as well as new research by the author. Provides guidance on methodology, important reference materials, and the general history of the English language.
Table of ContentsPreface
Part I: Groundwork
3. Nominal Morphology
Part II: Word Order
4. Word Order
Part III: Subject and Verb Phrase
6. Dative Movement and the Indirect Passive
Part IV: Complex Complementation
8. VOSI and V+I (control verbs)
9. Subject raising
Part V: Auxiliaries
10. Origins of Periphrastic DO
11. Modals and Related Auxiliaries
15. Multiple auxiliaries, regulation of DO
Part VI: Bibliography and Indexes
16. Glossary of technical terms
17. Secondary sources
18. Primary sources
19. Index of verbs in examples