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Information structure and syntactic change in the history of English

Anneli Meurman-Solin

Information structure and syntactic change in the history of English

by Anneli Meurman-Solin

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Comparative and general Grammar,
  • Linguistic change,
  • Historical Grammar,
  • History,
  • English language,
  • Syntax

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Anneli Meurman-Solin, María José López-Couso, and Bettelou Los
    SeriesOxford studies in the history of English
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP291 .I414 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25025345M
    ISBN 109780199860210
    LC Control Number2011033509

      This is part one of a multi-part series. Part II is: A brief history of syntactic theory: Parallel-contraint based syntax. τυφωθείς εἰς κρίμα ἐμπέσῃ τοῦ διαβόλου What is the structure of a sentence like this? There's a lot going on here. This clause has a pre-verbal participle, followed by a prepositional phrase that is split in. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, the book covers a wide range of topics, including the structure of words, the meaning of words, how their spelling relates to pronunciation, how new words are manufactured or imported from other languages, and how the meaning of .

    The Early English Impersonal Construction aims to demonstrate that an understanding of the functional and semantic aspects of impersonal verbs in Old and Middle English can shed light on questions that remain about these verbs today. The impersonal construction has been a topic of extensive research for over a hundred years. Ann Taylor Ann Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of York, UK. Her research focusses on syntactic variation and change in the history of English, with current interests including the effects of information structure on the position of objects, the effect on syntax of translation from Latin, and the interaction of syntax and prosody in metrical by: 3.

      The Structure of Modern English is an extensive introduction to all aspects of Modern English structure, including. Phonology; Morphology; Lexical and sentence semantics; Syntax; Pragmatics; This text is for advanced undergraduate (and graduate) students interested in contemporary English, especially those whose primary area of interest is English as a second language, primary or Pages: MECHANISMS OF SYNTACTIC Change (English) Paperback Book Free Shipping! - $ FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE Mechanisms of Syntactic Change Fourteen articles on the mechanisms of syntactic change. FORMAT Paperback LANGUAGE English CONDITION Brand New Publisher Description Historical linguistics, the oldest field in linguistics, has been traditionally dominated by .


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Information structure and syntactic change in the history of English by Anneli Meurman-Solin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English is the first book to apply information structure as it relates to language change to a corpus-based analysis of a wide range of features in the evolution of English syntax and grammars of prose in long diachrony.

Its unifying topic is the role of information structure, broadly conceived, as it interacts with the other levels Cited by: 5. Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English is the first book to apply information structure as it relates to language change to a corpus-based analysis of a wide range of features in the evolution of English syntax and grammars of prose in long diachrony.

This book applies information structure as it relates to language change to a corpus-based analysis of a wide range of features in the evolution of English syntax and grammars of prose in long diachrony.

Its unifying topic is the role of information structure, broadly conceived, as it interacts with the other levels of linguistic description, syntax, morphology, prosody, semantics, and pragmatics.

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Get this from a library. Information structure and syntactic change in the history of English. [Anneli Meurman-Solin; María José López-Couso; Bettelou Los;] -- The unifying topic of this volume is the role of information structure, broadly conceived, as it interacts with the other levels of linguistic description, syntax, morphology, prosody semantics and.

xii, p. Title: Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of EnglishCited by: 5. Warner, A. ‘The structure of parametric change, and V movement in the history of English’, in A.

van Kemenade and N. Vincent (eds.), Parameters of Morphosyntactic Change, Cambridge University Press, pp. –Cited by: Information Structure and Syntactic Change in Germanic and Romance Languages, (1) Crossref Gea Dreschler and Bettelou Los, Book Review: Book Review, Journal of English Linguistics, Cited by: Title: Syntax and information Structure: Verb Second variation in Middle English: Author(s): Kemenade, A.M.C.

van; Westergaard, M.R.: Publication year:Cited by:   Quantifying information structure change in English. In In Bech, Kristin & Eide, Kristine Gunn (eds.), Information Structure and Syntactic Change in Germanic and Romance Languages, 81 – Amsterdam: John by: 9.

order/NP-postposition in the history of English) It seems that learners acquire (even subtle) information-structural distinctions, by and large, early and flawlessly (Westergaard). Goal of this talk: To explore the wiggle room left for IS-related syntactic change.

The contributions of this volume offer new perspectives on the relation between syntax and information structure in the history of Germanic and Romance languages, focusing on English, German, Norwegian, French, Spanish and Portuguese, and Pages: Syntactic Structures is an influential work in linguistics by American linguist Noam Chomsky, originally published in It is an elaboration of his teacher's, Zellig Harris's, model of transformational generative grammar.

A short monograph of about a hundred pages, Chomsky's presentation is recognized as one of the most significant studies of the 20th century, and in was selected by Author: Noam Chomsky.

The contributions of this volume offer new perspectives on the relation between syntax and information structure in the history of Germanic and Romance languages, focusing on English, German, Norwegian, French, Spanish and Portuguese, and both from a synchronic and a diachronic perspective.

In addition to discussing changes in individual languages along the syntax–information. This article explores the role of information structure (IS), syntax, and prosody in accounting for word order variation and change in the history of the English language.

First discussing the theoretical problems involved in the study of the interaction between these components of grammar, it goes on to embed changes in the history of English in a wider picture of developments in the Germanic Cited by: 4.

History of English: A resource book for students. London: Routledge. E-mail Citation» This textbook follows the two-dimensional format of the Routledge English Language Introductions in that each of the four sections discusses the same topics but at increasing degrees of depth.

van Gelderen, Elly. A history of the English language. Syntax and Information Structure Syntax and Information Structure. Verb-Second Variation in Middle English. Chapter: (p) Chapter 5 Syntax and Information Structure Source: Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English Author(s): Ans van Kemenade Marit Westergaard Publisher: Oxford University Press.

Conversely, information structure can be used to pinpoint syntactic change: if information structure can be shown to play a larger role in triggering verb-object (VO) orders in early Old English. Current changes in English syntax Christian Mair and Geoffrey Leech 1. Introduction Syntactic change differs from lexical change in at least two important ways.

First, it generally unfolds much more slowly, sometimes taking hundreds of years to run its course to completion, and secondly, it tends to proceed below the threshold of speakers.The book focuses primarilyon the descriptivefacts of Englishsyntax, presentedin a way that encourages students to developkeen insights into the English data.

It then proceedswith the basic, theoret-ical conceptsof generativegrammarfromwhich students can developabilities to think, reason, and analyze English sentences from linguistic points of by: English grammar is the way in which meanings are encoded into wordings in the English includes the structure of words, phrases, clauses, and sentences, right up to the structure of whole texts.

There are historical, social, cultural and regional variations of English. Divergences from the grammar described here occur in some dialects.