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The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Author: Bettelou Los
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book describes the historical emergence and spread of the to-infinitive in English. The exposition is clear and does not assume an up-to-date knowledge of generative theory. The book will appeal  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bettelou Los
ISBN: 9780199274765 0199274762
OCLC Number: 613427120
Notes: Gesehen am: 31.01.2008.
Description: Online-Ressource.
Contents: PART I: INTRODUCTION ; 1. Introduction ; PART II: THE TO-INFINITIVE AS GOAL ; 2. The Expression of Purpose in Old English ; 3. The to-infinitive as GOAL-argument ; PART III: THE TO-INFINITIVE AS THEME ; 4. Intention ; 5. Commanding and Permitting ; 6. Commissives ; PART IV: SYNTACTIC STATUS ; 7. Introduction ; 8. The Changing Status of Infinitival to ; PART V: CHANGES IN MIDDLE ENGLISH ; 9. The Rise of to-infinitival ECM ; 10. Innocent Bystander: The Loss of the Indefinite Pronoun man ; PART VI: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS ; 11. Summary and Conclusions ; Appendix ; References ; Index
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online

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...clear and exhaustive...[a] valuable contribution. * English Language and Linguistics, Vol. 10/2 *

 
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