Studies in the History of the English Language: A Millennial Perspective, Volume 1
Donka Minkova, Robert P. Stockwell
Walter de Gruyter, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 496 pages
The 19 papers in this volume are a selection from a UCLA conference intended to take stock of the state of the field at the beginning of the new millenium and to stimulate research in English Historical Linguistics. The authors are predominantly U.S. scholars. The fields represented include morphosyntax and semantics, grammaticalization, discourse analysis, dialectology, lexicography, the diachronic study of code-switching, phonology and metrics.
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Issues for a new history of English prosody
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A rejoinder to Youmans and Li
On the development of English r
Vowel variation in English rhyme
Pragmatic uses of SHALL future constructions inEarly Modern English
Explaining the creation of reflexive pronouns inEnglish
The position of finite verb and adverbs
How close was it to the Modern English perfect?
Reporting direct speech in Early Modern slanderdepositions
The emergence of the verbverb compound intwentieth century English and twentieth centurylinguistics
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