A Historical Morphology of English

A Historical Morphology of English

A detailed survey of how English morphology has evolved from Old English to the present Charting the major developments in the morphology of English, this book introduces students to English inflectional and derivational morphology, ...

Author: Don Ringe

Publisher: Edinburgh Textbooks on the Eng

ISBN: 1474459765

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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A detailed survey of how English morphology has evolved from Old English to the present
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Historical Morphology of English

A Historical Morphology of English

This is followed by a chapter on the basic morphological properties of Indo-European as far as these are relevant for the understanding of the historical development as the point of departure, and subsequent chapters are arranged ...

Author: Dieter Kastovsky

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748636870

Category: English language

Page: 256

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This introduction to English inflectional and derivational morphology shows how language change is more systematic if looked at from a long-range perspective than short-term changes might suggest. The author makes such long-range developments visible and shows how the interaction between phonology and morphology gradually leads to a typological restructuring of the morphological system.Since language is constantly changing, every synchronic stage will necessarily contain remnants of a previous stage. Existing historical descriptions tend to emphasise this retrospective aspect. Thus, there is a tendency to interpret Old English in terms of its Germanic or even Indo-European origin, and Middle English in terms of its Old English predecessor. This book focuses more strongly on ongoing morphological reanalyses and will therefore also look at what English will eventually become rather than simply where it came from. The first chapter will discuss the morphology of Modern English as the point of arrival of the historical development that will make up the rest of the book. This is followed by a chapter on the basic morphological properties of Indo-European as far as these are relevant for the understanding of the historical development as the point of departure, and subsequent chapters are arranged chronologically: Germanic, Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English.
Categories: English language

Historical Morphology

Historical Morphology

The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks, as well as studies that provide new insights by approaching language from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Author: Jacek Fisiak

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110823127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 490

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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.
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New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics Syntax and morphology

New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics  Syntax and morphology

Together the volumes provide an overview of many of the issues that are currently engaging practitioners in the field. In this volume, the primary concern is with the historical grammar of English.

Author: Christian Kay

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027247636

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

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This is the first of two volumes of papers selected from those given at the 12th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics. The second is New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics (2): Lexis and Transmission. Together the volumes provide an overview of many of the issues that are currently engaging practitioners in the field. In this volume, the primary concern is with the historical grammar of English. Some papers take a broad overview of the subject, positioning it within current advances in linguistic theory, while others deal with specific points of syntax and morphology in a historical context. There is a recurrent emphasis on data collection and analysis, with a chronological range from Old to Present Day English, and a geographical spread from Scotland to Newfoundland. Contributions from scholars around the world remind us that not only English itself but the history of English is now an international possession.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

English Historical Linguistics 2006 Syntax and morphology

English Historical Linguistics 2006  Syntax and morphology

In: English Historical Syntax and Morphology (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory Series 223), edited by Teresa Fanego, María José López-Couso and Javier Pérez-Guerra, 67–97. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: Benjamins. Castillo, C. (1994).

Author: Maurizio Gotti

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027248107

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

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The papers selected for this volume were first presented at the 14th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (Bergamo, 2006). At that important event, alongside studies of phonology, lexis, semantics and dialectology (presented in two companion volumes in this series), many innovative contributions focused on syntax and morphology. A carefully peer-reviewed selection, including one of the plenary lectures, appears here in print for the first time, bearing witness to the quality of the scholarly interest in this field of research. In all the contributions, well-established methods combine with new theoretical approaches in an attempt to shed more light on phenomena that have hitherto remained unexplored, or have only just begun to be investigated. State-of-the-art tools, such as electronic corpora and concordancing software, are employed consistently, ensuring a methodological homogeneity of the contributions.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology

The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology

Verbal derivation in English: A historical survey or Much Ado about Nothing. ... In T. Fanego, M. J. López-Couso, and J. Pérez-Guerra (eds), English Historical Syntax and Morphology (Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of ...

Author: Rochelle Lieber

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199641642

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 927

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This book provides a comprehensive and thorough overview of the study of derivational morphology. Chapters cover theoretical and definitional matters, formal and semantic issues, interdisciplinary connections, and detailed descriptions of derivational processes in a wide range of language families.
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English Historical Syntax and Morphology

English Historical Syntax and Morphology

This volume offers a selection of papers from the Eleventh International Conference on English Historical Linguistics held at the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Author: Teresa Fanego

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027247315

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 297

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This volume offers a selection of papers from the Eleventh International Conference on English Historical Linguistics held at the University of Santiago de Compostela. From the rich programme (over 130 papers were given during the conference), the present twelve papers were carefully selected to reflect the state of current research in the fields of English historical syntax and morphology. Some of the issues discussed are the emergence of viewpoint adverbials in English and German, changes in noun phrase structure from 1650 to the present, the development of the progressive in Scots, the passivization of composite predicates, the loss of V2 and its effects on the information structure of English, the acquisition of modal syntax and semantics by the English verb WANT, or the use of temporal adverbs as attributive adjectives in the Early Modern period. Many of the articles tackle questions of change through the use of methodological tools like computerized corpora. The theoretical frameworks adopted include, among others, grammaticalization theory, Dik's model of functional grammar, construction grammar and Government & Binding Theory.
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Introduction to English Morphology

Introduction to English Morphology

What exactly are words? Are they the things that get listed in dictionaries, or are they the basic units of sentence structure? Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy explores the implications of these different approaches to words in English.

Author: Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474428989

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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What exactly are words? Are they the things that get listed in dictionaries, or are they the basic units of sentence structure? Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy explores the implications of these different approaches to words in English. He explains the various ways in which words are related to one another, and shows how the history of the English language has affected word structure. Topics include: words, sentences and dictionaries; a word and its parts (roots and affixes); a word and its forms (inflection); a word and its relatives (derivation); compound words; word structure; productivity; and the historical sources of English word formation. Requiring no prior linguistic training, this textbook is suitable for undergraduate students of English - literature or language - and provides a sound basis for further linguistic study.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines