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English Historical Syntax By David Denison

English Historical Syntax by David Denison

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Brings together many of the resources needed for the exploration of English historical syntax and deals with the important changes in English sentence structure from old English to the present.

English Historical Syntax Summary

English Historical Syntax by David Denison

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.

English Historical Syntax Reviews

Denison's work is likely to become a standard work in the field. Reading it is stimulating and challengingxxx;

Linguistics

The range of topics covered in this book will make it relevant to anyone interested in the history of English syntax in general, and the solid scholarship behind the observations made makes it an excellent starting point for any investigation.

Diachronica

Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: Groundwork
1. Introduction
2. Background
3. Nominal Morphology

Part II: Word Order
4. Word Order

Part III: Subject and Verb Phrase
5. Impersonals
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
12. Perfect
13. Progressive
14. Passive
15. Multiple auxiliaries, regulation of DO

Part VI: Bibliography and Indexes
Abbreviations
16. Glossary of technical terms
17. Secondary sources
18. Primary sources
19. Index of verbs in examples

Additional information

NLS9780582291393
9780582291393
0582291399
English Historical Syntax by David Denison
New
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
19930705
544
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