English Historical Syntax

David Denison

Editura: Longman
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.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins : 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
  • Data Publicarii : 1993
  • Editie : 1
  • Format : Paperback
  • Numar pagini : 496
  • ISBN : 9780582291393
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