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The changing status of infinitival to

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/9780199274765.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter argues that to in Old English is semantically occupying the same niche as the subjunctive ending (or, for Present-day English, the modal verb that has taken over the subjunctive ... More


Storytelling as Intimation: The Model Presented

G. R. F. Ferrari

in The Messages We Send: Social Signals and Storytelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198798422
eISBN:
9780191840487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798422.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics

Full-on communications and half-on intimations are both overt. A kind of intimation that combines the overt and covert is now introduced, whose underlying form is ‘I want you to know that I do not ... More


Storytelling as Intimation: The Model Defended and Refined

G. R. F. Ferrari

in The Messages We Send: Social Signals and Storytelling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198798422
eISBN:
9780191840487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798422.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics

The chapter argues against a ‘conversational’ model of the relation between storyteller and audience, on the grounds that it puts the storyteller at too little distance from the audience. Although ... More


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