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Author González-Díaz, Victorina.
Title English adjective comparison : a historical perspective / Victorina González-Díaz.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., [2008]
©2008

Author González-Díaz, Victorina.
Series Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory, 0304-0763 ; v. 299
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory ; v. 299. 0304-0763
Subject English language -- Adjective.
English language -- Comparison.
Author González-Díaz, Victorina.
Series Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory, 0304-0763 ; v. 299
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory ; v. 299. 0304-0763
Subject English language -- Adjective.
English language -- Comparison.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 252 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents English Adjective Comparison; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Dedication page; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; The origin of English periphrastic comparatives; French influence and the spread of periphrastic comparatives in English; Inflectional v. periphrastic comparison in EMode and LMode; Inflectional v. periphrastic comparison in Present-day English; Double periphrastic comparatives in English; Double periphrastic comparatives; Comparatives and beyond; References; Index; The series CURRENT ISSUES IN LINGUISTIC THEORY.
Summary The present work contributes to a better understanding of the English system of degree by means of a study of a number of aspects in the evolution of adjective comparison that have so far either been considered controversial or not been accounted for at all. As will be shown, the diachronic aspects analysed will also have synchronic implications. Furthermore, unlike previous synchronic as well as diachronic accounts of adjective comparison, this monograph does not concentrate only on the 'standard' comparative strategies (i.e. inflectional and periphrastic forms), but also deals with double pe.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789027290953 (electronic bk.)
9027290954 (electronic bk.)
1282105280
9781282105287
9789027248152
902724815X
OCLC # 646762098
Additional Format Print version: González-Díaz, Victorina. English adjective comparison. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2008 (DLC) 2008023398


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