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Negative Islands*

Márta Abrusán

in Weak Island Semantics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199639380
eISBN:
9780191757426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639380.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter proposes an explanation for the oddness of negative islands, such as *How didn’t John behave at the party? and *How many children doesn’t John have?. These examples contrast with Who ... More


Borrowed PATH verbs in Middle English: Preliminary considerations

Judith Huber

in Motion and the English Verb: A Diachronic Study

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190657802
eISBN:
9780190657833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657802.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 8 presents the hypotheses about the early use of borrowed path verbs in Middle English which will be investigated in chapter 9: Previous research suggests that these path verbs, which have ... More


Borrowed PATH verbs in Middle English

Judith Huber

in Motion and the English Verb: A Diachronic Study

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190657802
eISBN:
9780190657833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657802.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 9 analyses the use of the path verbs enter, ish/issue, descend, avale, ascend, mount, and amount in Middle English autonomous texts and translations from French and Latin, focusing on their ... More


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