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The syntax of early English

Author: Olga Fischer
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Cambridge syntax guides.
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This book is a guide to the development of English syntax between the Old and Modern periods. Four leading experts in English historical syntax draw on a wealth of empirical data to provide an invaluable introduction to the significant grammatical changes that occurred during the period.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Syntax of early English.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000
(DLC) 00023266
(OCoLC)43499429
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Olga Fischer
ISBN: 0511019483 9780511019487 0511038100 9780511038105 0511151055 9780511151057 9780521554107 0521554101 9780511612312 0511612311 9780511303173 0511303173 9780511053344 0511053347
OCLC Number: 51296812
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 341 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Language change and grammar change --
2. An outline of Old English syntax --
3. An outline of Middle English syntax --
4. The Verb-Second constraint and its loss --
5. The loss of object-verb word order --
6. Verb-particles in Old and Middle English --
7. Changes in infinitival constructions --
8. The history of the 'easy-to-please' construction --
9. Grammaticalization and grammar change.
Series Title: Cambridge syntax guides.
Responsibility: Olga Fischer [and others].
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