From Simple Verbs to Periphrastic Expressions

The Historical Development of Composite Predicates, Phrasal Verbs, and Related Constructions in English

Author: Meiko Matsumoto

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039116751

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

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English offers verbal expressions in two basic forms: simple verbs such as "walk" and "look," and periphrastic expressions such as "have"/"take a walk" and "have"/"take a look." Which do we use, why, and how do particular usages arise or disappear? This volume explores the historical development of two important periphrastic verbal constructions, composite predicates and phrasal verbs, as well as related expressions, from the viewpoint of English historical linguistics. The approach is descriptive and interpretive, encompassing rich and varied data from Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, Late Modern English, and Present Day English, from sources such as the Chadwyck-Healey electronic corpus databases. The history of English is characterized by the development from synthetic to analytic. The role of this tendency in the development of verbal expressions is of particular interest.

Der Buchdruck im 15. Jahrhundert

eine Bibliographie

Author: Severin Corsten,Reimar Walter Fuchs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783777288130

Category: Incunabula

Page: 864

View: 3086


A Lancastrian Mirror for Princes

The Yale Law School New Statutes of England

Author: Rosemarie McGerr

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253001986

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 2526

This seminal study addresses one of the most beautifully decorated 15th-century copies of the New Statutes of England, uncovering how the manuscript’s unique interweaving of legal, religious, and literary discourses frames the reader’s perception of the work. Taking internal and external evidence into account, Rosemarie McGerr suggests that the manuscript was made for Prince Edward of Lancaster, transforming a legal reference work into a book of instruction in kingship, as well as a means of celebrating the Lancastrians’ rightful claim to the English throne during the Wars of the Roses. A Lancastrian Mirror for Princes also explores the role played by the manuscript as a commentary on royal justice and grace for its later owners and offers modern readers a fascinating example of the long-lasting influence of medieval manuscripts on subsequent readers.

Early English Text Society

Original series

Author: William Hilliard Trethewey

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: 271

View: 6011


William Caxton

Author: Frieda Elaine Penninger

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

View: 3993


The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis

A New Reading of the 1441 Latin Autograph Manuscript

Author: Thomas (à Kempis),William C. Creasy

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780881460971

Category: Religion

Page: 169

View: 2559

The Imitation of Christ has appeared in more editions and in more languages than any other book except the Bible. Samuel Johnson once remarked to Bowell that it “must be a good book, as the world has opened its arms to receive it.” Others have praised it as well, including Thomas Carlyle, George Eliot, Thomas De Quincey, and Matthew Arnold. Among the religious, St. Ignatius Loyola translated it, and Pope John Paul I was said to have been reading it the night that he died. It has been standard fare in religious training and personal devotion for centuries. Yet today, few people know the Imitation and those who do more often than not think it hopelessly out of date, a pre-Vatican II relic, full of contempt for the world and self-loathing. It is a curious state of affairs, and one that reveals more about a contemporary audience's response to the book than it does about the book itself. When a contemporary reader encounters a line such as “this is the highest wisdom: through contempt of the world to aspire to the kingdom of heaven,” his response is a very different one from that of a fifteenth- or nineteenth-century reader. For an “uninformed response” (as Stanley Fish would say) to the contemptus mundi theme, the reader must draw deeply on a vast complex of literary, linguistic, historical, and theological knowledge. Creasy's translation of the Imitation strives to recreate a text that provides an analogous experience to that of the fifteenth-century reader. Relying heavily on reader-response theory, he incorporates an “informed reader's” response into the text itself. Where possible, the text echoes both the deep structure and the surface structure of the Latin—even to the point of replicating sentence structures and rhetorical devices while avoiding any distortion of the reader's experience. Although the language and style of his translation has been crafted for modern readers, the fervor and power of the original text have not been lost. This translation will undoubtedly bring The Imitation of Christ a new generation of readers.

The Coventry Leet Book or Mayor's Register

Containing the records of the city Court Leet or View of frankpledge, A.D. 1420-1555 with divers other matters

Author: Mary Dormer Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429870515

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 798

First published in 1907, this transcribed text provides insight into the social, economic, legal and political lives of the residents of Late Medieval Coventry. The text consists of records of the Coventry Leet, in one view a court held by a Lord of the Manor for the trial of petty offences, and in another a legislative body. Its records reveal the disputes settled by a succession of mayors and their juries, changing each year, between 1420 and 1455. Individual sources date between 1410 and 1441, with two earlier sources from 1251 and 1384.

Amis And Amiloun

Zugleich mit der Altfranzösischen Quelle (Classic Reprint)

Author: Eugen Kölbing

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781332623099

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 394

View: 8001

Excerpt from Amis And Amiloun: Zugleich mit der Altfranzosischen Quelle Die vorliegende publication soll meine Studien uber die sage von Amicus und Amelius zum abschluss bringen, indem sie nicht nur die selten gewordene Weber'sche ausgabe der englischen fassung durch eine neue, mit be-nutzung aller handschriften hergestellte, ersetzt, sondern auch die anglonormannische Version, die G. Paris erst kurzlich als malheureusement encore inedite bezeichnet hat, sowie die islandischen Rimur den fachgenossen zum ersten male zuganglich macht. Die erwagung, dass es manchen erwunscht sein konnte, dies fur das vergleichende Studium des im mittelalter so beliebten Stoffes wichtige material in einem handlichen bande vereinigt zu sehen, veranlasste mich, dem fur die Altenglische bibliothek im allgemeinen festzuhaltenden programm diesmal durch beifugung dieser zuthaten untreu zu werden. Die handschriften, welche ich in England und Schottland fur diesen zweck zu copiren hatte, sind mir mit gewohnter bereitwilligkeit zur Verfugung gestellt worden. Besonderen dank habe ich der grossherzoglichen bibliothek in Carlsruhe abzustatten, welche mir die benutzung des Cod. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."


Author: Carl Horstmann

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christian saints

Page: 227

View: 7016


Frauen im frühen Mittelalter

Frauenbild und Frauenleben im Frankreich

Author: Hans-Werner Goetz

Publisher: N.A


Category: Women

Page: 440

View: 6742



Author: Julius Valerius

Publisher: N.A



Page: 64

View: 4110