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Advances in English Historical Linguistics

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Book News Annotation:

Comprising a selection of papers presented at the Ninth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics held in Poznan in August 1996, this volume contains 28 contributions addressing a range of topics, but with an emphasis on morphological and syntactical studies on word-formation, modality and negation, and clause structure in the history of the English language. A more theoretically-oriented strain is represented by contributions treating grammaticalization or lexical diffusion in language change. There are also contributions addressing the historiography of historical linguistics including discussion of past grammarians such as Buchanan or Huish, as well as phonological studies and discussion of the development of Early Modern English. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9783110161519
Author:
Fisiak, Jacek
Publisher:
Walter de Gruyter
Location:
Berlin ;
Subject:
English language
Subject:
English language -- History.
Subject:
Reference-Grammar and Style
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Trends in linguistics.
Series Volume:
112
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
ix, 489 p.

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