English Historical Linguistics 2006

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Author: Maurizio Gotti
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 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.


English Historical Linguistics 2006 Lexical And Semantic Change

English Historical Linguistics 2006  Lexical and semantic change PDF
Author: Maurizio Gotti
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 257
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The papers collected in this volume were first presented at the 14th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (Bergamo, 2006). Alongside studies of syntax, morphology, and dialectology, published in two sister volumes, many innovative contributions focused on semantics, pragmatics and register variation. A rich variety of state-of-the-art studies and plenary lectures by acknowledged world experts in the field bears 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. The accurate peer-reviewed selection ensures the methodological homogeneity of the papers.


English Historical Linguistics 2006

English Historical Linguistics 2006 PDF
Author: Maurizio Gotti
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 197
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The papers collected in this volume were first presented at the 14th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (Bergamo, 2006). Alongside studies of syntax, morphology, lexis and semantics, published in two sister volumes, many innovative contributions focused on geo-historical variation in English. A carefully peer-reviewed selection, including two plenary lectures, appears here in print for the first time, bearing witness to the increasing scholarly interest in varieties of English other than so-called 'standard' English. In all the contributions, well-established methods of historical dialectology 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. Perceptual dialectology is also taken into consideration, and state-of-the-art tools, such as electronic corpora and atlases, are employed consistently, ensuring the methodological homogeneity of the contributions.


English Historical Linguistics 2008 The History Of English Verbal And Nominal Constructions

English Historical Linguistics 2008  The history of English verbal and nominal constructions PDF
Author: Ursula Lenker
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 281
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The fourteen studies selected for this volume all of them peer-reviewed versions of papers presented at the 15th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics 2008 (23 30 August) at the University of Munich investigate syntactic variation and change in the history of English from two perspectives that are crucial to explaining language change, namely the analysis of usage patterns and the social motivations of language change. Documenting the way syntactic elements have changed their combinatory preferences in fine-grained corpus studies renders the opportunity to catch language change "in actu." A majority of studies in this book investigate syntactic change in the history of English from this viewpoint using a corpus-based approach, focusing on verbal constructions, modality and developments in the English noun phrase.The book is of primary interest to linguists interested in current research in the history of English syntax. Its empirical richness is an excellent source for teaching English Historical Syntax.Volume II to be announced soon."


Stylistics And Shakespeare S Language

Stylistics and Shakespeare s Language PDF
Author: Mireille Ravassat
Publisher: A&C Black
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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This innovative volume testifies to the current revived interest in Shakespeare's language and style and opens up new and captivating vistas of investigation. Transcending old boundaries between literary and linguistic studies, this engaging collaborative book comes up with an original array of theoretical approaches and new findings. The chapters in the collection capture a rich diversity of points of view and cover such fields as lexicography, versification, dramaturgy, rhetorical analyses, cognitive and computational corpus-based stylistic studies, offering a holistic vision of Shakespeare's uses of language. The perspective is deliberately broad, confronting ideas and visions at the intersection of various techniques of textual investigation. Such novel explorations of Shakespeare's multifarious artistry and amazing inventiveness in his use of language will cater for a broad range of readers, from undergraduates, postgraduates, scholars and researchers, to poetry and theatre lovers alike.


The Oxford Handbook Of The History Of English

The Oxford Handbook of the History of English PDF
Author: Terttu Nevalainen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 984
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The availability of large electronic corpora has caused major shifts in linguistic research, including the ability to analyze much more data than ever before, and to perform micro-analyses of linguistic structures across languages. This has historical linguists to rethink many standard assumptions about language history, and methods and approaches that are relevant to the study of it. The field is now interested in, and attracts, specialists whose fields range from statistical modeling to acoustic phonetics. These changes have even transformed linguists' perceptions of the very processes of language change, particularly in English, the most studied language in historical linguistics due to the size of available data and its status as a global language. The Oxford Handbook of the History of English takes stock of recent advances in the study of the history of English, broadening and deepening the understanding of the field. It seeks to suggest ways to rethink the relationship of English's past with its present, and make transparent the variety of conditions and processes that have been instrumental in shaping that history. Setting a new standard of cross-theoretical collaboration, it covers the field in an innovative way, providing diachronic accounts of major influences such as language contact, and typological processes that have shaped English and its varieties, as well as highlighting recent and ongoing developments of Englishes--celebrating the vitality of language change over the centuries and the many contexts and processes through which language change occurs.


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Author: George Melville Bolling
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Category : Comparative linguistics
Languages : en
Pages :
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Information Structure And Syntactic Change In The History Of English

Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English PDF
Author: Anneli Meurman-Solin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 339
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The unifying topic of this volume is the role of information structure, broadly conceived, as it interacts with the other levels of linguistic description, syntax, morphology, prosody, semantics and pragmatics.


Historical Linguistics 2001

Historical Linguistics 2001 PDF
Author: Barry J. Blake
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 442
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This is a selection of papers from the 15th International Conference on Historical Linguistics held in Melbourne 13-17 August 2001, hosted by the Linguistics Program at La Trobe University. The papers range from the general theoretical to the study of particular languages and embrace most areas of linguistics, particularly morpho-syntax.