English Historical Syntax and Morphology : Selected papers from 11 ICEHL, Santiago de Compostela, 7-11 September 2000. Volume 1.Publisher: Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2002Copyright date: ©2002Description: 1 online resource (316 pages)Content type:
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English Historical Syntax and Morphology -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Table of contents -- Addresses -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Two types of passivization of 'V+NP+P' constructions in relation to idiomatization -- On the development of a friend of mine -- Historical shifts in modification patterns with complex noun phrase structures -- Grammaticalization versus lexicalization reconsidered -- The derivation of ornative, locative, ablative, privative and reversative verbs in English -- From gold-gifa to chimney sweep? -- A path to volitional modality -- Is it, stylewise or otherwise, wise to use -wise ? -- The loss of the indefinite pronoun man -- The progressive in Older Scots -- Detransitivization in the history of English from a semantic perspective -- Morphology recycled -- Name index -- Subject index -- Current Issues in Linguistic Theory.
This volume offers a selection of papers from the Eleventh International Conference on English Historical Linguistics held at the University of Santiago de Compostela. From the rich programme (over 130 papers were given during the conference), the present twelve papers were carefully selected to reflect the state of current research in the fields of English historical syntax and morphology. Some of the issues discussed are the emergence of viewpoint adverbials in English and German, changes in noun phrase structure from 1650 to the present, the development of the progressive in Scots, the passivization of composite predicates, the loss of V2 and its effects on the information structure of English, the acquisition of modal syntax and semantics by the English verb WANT, or the use of temporal adverbs as attributive adjectives in the Early Modern period. Many of the articles tackle questions of change through the use of methodological tools like computerized corpora. The theoretical frameworks adopted include, among others, grammaticalization theory, Dik's model of functional grammar, construction grammar and Government & Binding Theory.
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