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Title Studies in the history of the English language V : variation and change in English grammar and lexicon : contemporary approaches / edited by Robert A. Cloutier, Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.
Imprint Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter Mouton, 2010.

Series Topics in English linguistics ; 68
Topics in English linguistics ; 68.
Subject English language -- History.
English language -- Grammar, Historical.
Alt Name Cloutier, Robert A., 1979-
Hamilton-Brehm, Anne Marie, 1970-
Kretzschmar, William A., Jr.
Add Title Studies in the history of the English language 5
Studies in the history of the English language five
Variation and change in English grammar and lexicon : contemporary approaches
Series Topics in English linguistics ; 68
Topics in English linguistics ; 68.
Subject English language -- History.
English language -- Grammar, Historical.
Alt Name Cloutier, Robert A., 1979-
Hamilton-Brehm, Anne Marie, 1970-
Kretzschmar, William A., Jr.
Add Title Studies in the history of the English language 5
Studies in the history of the English language five
Variation and change in English grammar and lexicon : contemporary approaches
Description 1 online resource (vii, 329 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Frontmatter; Table of Contents; Introduction; Dialogic Contexts as Motivations for Syntactic Change; Whatever Happened to English Sluicing; Notion of Direction and Old English Prepositional Phrases; Survival of the Strongest: Strong Verb Inflection from Old to Modern English; Subject Compounding and a Functional Change of the Derivational Suffix -ing in the History of English; Bad Ideas in the History of English Usage; The State of English Etymology (A Few Personal Observations); From Germanic 'fence' to 'urban settlement': On the Semantic Development of English town.
Summary Twelve articles about contemporary approaches to variation and change in historical English grammar and lexicon, with commentaries and responses by the authors, show the main issues and discussion in the field as traditional methods meet contemporary linguistics.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783110220339 (electronic bk.)
3110220334 (electronic bk.)
9783110220322
3110220326
OCLC # 696778721
Additional Format Print version: Studies in the history of the English language V. Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter Mouton, 2010 9783110220322 (DLC) 2010020072 (OCoLC)435420413