Selected papers from 11 ICEHL, Santiago de Compostela, 7-11 September 2000 : Volume 1. English Historical Syntax and Morphology; Volume 2. Sounds, Words, Texts and Change. 2 Volumes (set)

Selected papers from 11 ICEHL, Santiago de Compostela, 7-11 September 2000 : Volume 1. English Historical Syntax and Morphology; Volume 2. Sounds, Words, Texts and Change. 2 Volumes (set)

Description

These volumes offer a selection of papers from the Eleventh International Conference on English Historical Linguistics held at the University of Santiago de Compostela.
From the rich programme (over 130 papers were given during the conference), the twelve papers in Volume 1 were carefully selected to reflect the state of current research in the fields of English historical syntax and morphology. Some of the issues discussed are the emergence of viewpoint adverbials in English and German, changes in noun phrase structure from 1650 to the present, the development of the progressive in Scots, the passivization of composite predicates, the loss of V2 and its effects on the information structure of English, the acquisition of modal syntax and semantics by the English verb WANT, or the use of temporal adverbs as attributive adjectives in the Early Modern period. Many of the articles tackle questions of change through the use of methodological tools like computerized corpora. The theoretical frameworks adopted include, among others, grammaticalization theory, Dik's model of functional grammar, construction grammar and Government & Binding Theory.
The thirteen papers in Volume 2 reflect the state of current research in the field of English historical linguistics. The areas represented in the volume are lexis and semantics, text-types, historical sociolinguistics and dialectology, and phonology. Many of the articles tackle questions of change and linguistic periodization through the use of methodological tools like corpora, linguistic atlases, thesauri and historical dictionaries. The theoretical frameworks adopted include, among others, multi-dimensional analysis, systemic-functional grammar, Communication Accommodation Theory, historical discourse analysis and Optimality Theory.


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Details

Author(s)
Teresa Fanego, Maria Jose Lopez-Couso, Javier Perez-Guerra, Belen Mendez-Naya, Elena Seoane
Format
Hardback | 306 pages
Dimensions
164 x 245mm
Publication date
01 Aug 2003
Publisher
John Benjamins Publishing Co
Publication City/Country
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Language
English
Illustrations note
& x, 310 pp.
ISBN10
9027247404
ISBN13
9789027247407