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Studies in the History of the English Language A Millennial Perspective

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ISBN-10: 3110173689

ISBN-13: 9783110173680

Edition: 2002

Authors: Donka Minkova, Robert P. Stockwell

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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 millennium 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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Book details

List price: $210.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter
Publication date: 7/30/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Millennial perspectives
From etymology to historical pragmatics
Mixed-language texts as data and evidence in English historical linguistics
Dialectology and the history of the English language
Origin unknown
Issues for a new history of English prosody
Chaucer: Folk poet or litterateur?
A rejoinder to Youmans and Li
Phonology and metrics
On the development of English r
Vowel variation in English rhyme
Lexical diffusion and competing analyses of sound change
Dating criteria for Old English poems
How much shifting actually occurred in the historical English vowel shift?
Restoration of /a/ revisited
Pragmatic uses of SHALL future constructions in Early Modern English
Explaining the creation of reflexive pronouns in English
Word order in Old English prose and poetry: The position of finite verb and adverbs
The "have" perfect in Old English: How close was it to the Modern English perfect?
Reporting direct speech in Early Modern slander depositions
The emergence of the verb-verb compound in twentieth century English and twentieth century linguistics
A thousand years of the history of English
Name index
Subject index