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Discourse Status and Syntax in the History of English: Some Explorations in Topicalization, Left-Dislocation, and There-Constructions

Javier Pérez-Guerra

in Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860210
eISBN:
9780199949601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860210.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter deals with the study of the discourse status of noun phrases occupying a topicalized, left-dislocated, or (in there-sentences) postverbal position, and discusses the connection between ... More


The Corpus Data

Hendrik De Smet

in Spreading Patterns: Diffusional Change in the English System of Complementation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812752
eISBN:
9780199979752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812752.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Since the history of a language is only accessible through its written records, historical linguistics is corpus based by necessity. This means that in any historical investigation, gathering data is ... More


Starting from Now: Teaching the Recent History of English

Joan Beal

in Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190611040
eISBN:
9780190611071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611040.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

In this chapter, I present two case studies from my teaching of Late Modern English (roughly covering the period 1700–1900) at two UK universities, chosen on the basis of positive feedback from ... More


In Search of Jane Austen: The Language of the Letters

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199945115
eISBN:
9780199398447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945115.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Along with Shakespeare, Jane Austen (1775–1817) can be said to be the most widely studied author in the history of English literature. But unlike Shakespeare’s, her language has received little ... More


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