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Genitive case in Middle English

Cynthia L. Allen

in Genitives in Early English: Typology and Evidence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216680
eISBN:
9780191711893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216680.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

By the end of the Middle English period, the -s genitive in Middle English had changed its character. This chapter documents the evidence for the nature of this possessive marker in Early and Late ... More


Genitive case in Old English

Cynthia L. Allen

in Genitives in Early English: Typology and Evidence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216680
eISBN:
9780191711893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216680.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This chapter looks at the use and syntax of the genitive case in Old English. It forms the basis for the discussion of the changes examined in the remaining chapters. Particular attention is paid to ... More


Genitives in Early English: Typology and Evidence

Cynthia L. Allen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216680
eISBN:
9780191711893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216680.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book examines the history of adnominal genitive phrases from Old to Early Modern English, focusing on the evidence provided by a systematic corpus study and the role of linguistic typology in ... More


Genitive case and the typology of case marking

Cynthia L. Allen

in Genitives in Early English: Typology and Evidence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216680
eISBN:
9780191711893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216680.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This chapter outlines the theoretical orientation of the book and the rationale for a new study. The nature of the genitive case is examined and the use of typology in historical syntax is discussed. ... More


Sluicing in Turkish *

Atakan İnce

in Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645763
eISBN:
9780191741135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645763.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This study argues that sluicing structures in the wh-in-situ language Turkish are derived by overt focus movement of wh-phrase(s) to SpecCP and successive-cyclic deletion of the domain of each phase ... More


Negation in the history of the Slavonic languages

David Willis

in The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean: Volume I Case Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602537
eISBN:
9780191758164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602537.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

While Slavonic languages have been conservative in their expression of sentential negation, retaining the inherited marker ne, there has been much change in other aspects of the system. This chapter ... More


Expanded Ethnics

P. M. Fraser

in Greek Ethnic Terminology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264287
eISBN:
9780191753978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

For the most part the ethnic of a citizen of an independent city carries no reference to the region in which the city is located, only to the city itself. However, the combination of a regional ... More


AS‐nominals and AS‐nominalizers

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense: Volume III: Taking Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199263936
eISBN:
9780191759017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263936.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides a detailed analysis of the structure of ‘long’ AS-nominals (cases in which both subject and object are fully articulated and no by-phrase is used), and further puts forth a ... More


External possessors in Early Middle 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/9780198832263.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter documents the use of dative external possessors in Middle English with possessa referring to the body and the mind. This construction was infrequent but still productive with body ... More


Mind and dative external possessors in Old 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/9780198832263.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter documents the use of dative external possessors in Old English with words referring to the mind or soul and compares this with the use of internal possessors with these words. It is ... More


Dative External Possessors in Early English

Cynthia L. Allen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198832263
eISBN:
9780191870927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832263.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents the results of a corpus-based case study of diachronic English syntax. Present Day English is in a minority of European languages in not having a productive dative external ... More


Body and dative external possessors in Old 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/9780198832263.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter documents the use of dative external possessors in Old English with words referring to the human body or parts of it and compares this with the use of internal possessors. It is shown ... 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


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