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The Syntax of Old Norse: With a survey of the inflectional morphology and a complete bibliography

Jan Terje Faarlund

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235599
eISBN:
9780191709401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235599.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This is the first account of Old Norse syntax for a hundred years, and the first ever in a non-Scandinavian language. It presents a full analysis of the syntax of the language, and succinct ... 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


Summary and conclusions

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This final chapter wraps up the main conclusions of the book: the origin of the to-infinitive and its reanalysis as a non-finite subjunctive clause, and its rise and spread at the expense of the ... More


Syntactic Reconstruction and Proto-Germanic

George Walkden

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198712299
eISBN:
9780191780837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712299.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book investigates methods, possibilities, and limitations in the reconstruction of syntax in a framework which holds that the object of enquiry is knowledge of language and which acknowledges ... More


Parameter theory and dynamics of change 1

Charlotte Galves, Sonia Cyrino, and Ruth Lopes

in Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter addresses two main issues which are the backbones of the volume: the theory of parameters and the dynamics of language change. It discusses new approaches to parameter theory, which ... More


Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Charlotte Galves, Sonia Cyrino, Ruth Lopes, Filomena Sandalo, and Juanito Avelar (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book focuses on some of the most important issues in historical syntax. In a series of close examinations of languages from old Egyptian to modern Afrikaans, chapters present work on ... More


Referential Null Subjects in Early English

Kristian A. Rusten

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198808237
eISBN:
9780191845895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808237.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book offers a large-scale quantitative investigation of referential null subjects as they occur in Old, Middle, and Early Modern English. Using corpus linguistic methods, and drawing on five ... More


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

David Willis, Christopher Lucas, and Anne Breitbarth (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602537
eISBN:
9780191758164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602537.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume represents the first of a two-volume work examining the historical development of negation in the languages of Europe and the Mediterranean. It integrates existing work from typological ... More


The Development of Old English

Don Ringe and Ann Taylor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199207848
eISBN:
9780191779763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207848.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This volume traces the development of English phonology and morphology from Proto-Germanic to Old English of about the year 900 and describes Old English syntax in a modern framework from a ... More


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