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International Scholars in the Seminar of a King

Alfred P. Smyth

in King Alfred the Great

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229896
eISBN:
9780191678936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229896.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses international scholars who were summoned to help with King Alfred's personal education — Wærferth, bishop of Worcester, Plegmund, archbishop of Canterbury, and two priests and ... More


Early changes in English

Cynthia L. Allen

in Dative External Possessors in Early English

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198832263
eISBN:
9780191870927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832263.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents statistical evidence that dative external possessors declined within the Old English period. A more informal comparison with Gothic and Old Saxon suggests that the use of such ... More


Introduction

Anne Breitbarth

in The History of Low German Negation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199687282
eISBN:
9780191767050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687282.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter presents Low German as an instance of a language having undergone Jespersen’s cycle, and summarizes the status quaestionis, identifying the gaps in the previous research. Essentially, ... More


Introduction

George Walkden

in Syntactic Reconstruction and Proto-Germanic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198712299
eISBN:
9780191780837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712299.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter outlines the aims of the book in more detail. It presents the approach to history that will be taken, as well as details of the syntactic theory adopted, and some discussion of the five ... More


The History of Low German Negation

Anne Breitbarth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199687282
eISBN:
9780191767050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687282.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

While the development of negation has in recent years gained an increased interest in linguistic research, as witnessed by a large number of new publications, this development has not yet been ... More


Reassessing the historical evidence for embedded Verb Second

George Walkden and Hannah Booth

in Rethinking Verb Second

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198844303
eISBN:
9780191879845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844303.003.0022
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter revisits the significant question of embedded Verb Second in historical Germanic, in light of recent developments in research on present-day V2 languages. Drawing on novel corpus data ... More


The expression of standard negation

Anne Breitbarth

in The History of Low German Negation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199687282
eISBN:
9780191767050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687282.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter investigates the development of the expression of standard negation in historical Low German. Standard negation is taken to mean (one of) the productive means to reverse the truth value ... More


Indefinites in the scope of negation

Anne Breitbarth

in The History of Low German Negation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199687282
eISBN:
9780191767050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687282.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter studies the patterns of interaction between negation markers and indefinites, and diachronic changes affecting this interaction. The chapter demonstrates that Old Low German in ... More


Verb-third in early West Germanic: A comparative perspective

George Walkden

in Syntax over Time: Lexical, Morphological, and Information-Structural Interactions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199687923
eISBN:
9780191767319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687923.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter develops an analysis of the alternation between verb-third (V3) and verb-second (V2) in the older West Germanic languages in terms of information-structural considerations. It presents ... More


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