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Information structure and syntactic change in the history of English / edited by Anneli Meurman-Solin, María José López-Couso, and Bettelou Los
New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
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Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  P291 .I414 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax
Linguistic change
English language -- Grammar, Historical
English language -- History
Physical Description xii, 339 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents On the interplay of syntax and information structure: synchronic and diachronic considerations / Bettelou Los, María José López-Couso, and Anneli Meurman-Solin -- The lose of verb-second and the switch from bounded to unbounded systems / Bettelou Los -- The effect of information structure on object position in Old English: a pilot study / Ann Taylor and Susan Pintzuk -- Word order, information structure, and discourse relations: a study of Old and Middle English verb-final clauses / Kristin Bech -- Syntax and information structure: verb-second variation in Middle English / Ans van Kemenade and Marit Westergaard -- Discourse status and syntax in the history of English: some explorations in topicalization, left-dlslocation, and there-constructions / Javier Pérez-Guerra -- Givnness and word order: a study of long passives from early modern English to present-day English / Elena Seoane -- The connectives, and, for, but, and only as clause and discourse type indicators in 16th- and 17th-century epistolary prose / Anneli Meurman-Solin -- The role of accessibility of the subject in the development of adjectival complementation from Old English to present-day English / An Van linden and KRistin Davidse -- Latin absolute constructions and their Old English equivalents: interfaces between form and information structure / Olga Timofeeva -- Why a determiner? The possessive + Determiner + adjective construction in Old English / Cynthia L. Allen -- Functional shifts and the development of English determiners / Tine Breban -- The proximal and distal perspectives in relation to the position of directional modifiers in the English noun phrase / Turo Vartiainen
Series Oxford studies in the history of English
Alternate Author Meurman-Solin, Anneli
López-Couso, María José
Los, Bettelou

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