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Handbook of the History of English

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ISBN-10: 1405187867

ISBN-13: 9781405187862

Edition: 2006 (Handbook (Instructor's))

Authors: Ans van Kemenade, Bettelou Los

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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

#60;b#62;Ans van Kemenade#60;/b#62; is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Nijmegen, and is author of #60;i#62;Syntactic Case and Morphological Case in the History of English#60;/i#62; (1987), and #60;i#62;The Syntax of Early English#60;/i#62; (2000; with O. Fischer, W. Koopman, and W. van der Wurff). #60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Bettelou Los#60;/b#62; is a lecturer in the Department of English at the Radboud University Nijmegen. She is author of #60;i#62;Infinitival Complementation in Old and Middle English#60;/i#62; (1999) and #60;i#62;The Rise of the to-infinitive#60;/i#62; (2005).

EditorsG+� Introduction
Notes on Contributors
Approaches and issues
Change for the Better? Optimality Theory versus History
Cueing a New Grammar
Variation and the Interpretation of Change in periphrastic DO
Evolutionary Models and Functional-Typological Theories of Language Change
Words: derivation and prosody
Old and Middle English Prosody
Prosodic Preferences: From Old English to Early Modern English
Typological Changes in Derivational Morphology
Competition in English Word Formation
Inflectional morphology and syntax
Case Syncretism and Word Order Change
Discourse Adverbs and Clausal Syntax in Old and Middle English
The loss of OV Order in the History of English
Category Change and Gradience in the Determiner System
Pathways in the development of pragmatic markers in English
The Semantic Development of Scalar Focus Modifiers
Information Structure and Word Order Change: The Passive as an Information Rearranging Strategy in the History of English
Pre- and postcolonial varieties
Old English Dialectology
Early Middle English Dialectology: Problems and Prospects
How English became African American English
Historical Change in Synchronic Perspective: The Legacy of British Dialects
The making of Hiberno-English and other G+�Celtic EnglishesG+�
Standardisation and globalization
Eighteenth-century Prescriptivism and the Norm of Correctness
Historical Sociolinguistics and Language Change
Global English: From Island Tongue to World Language
Appendix: Useful Corpora for Research in English Historical Linguistics