Books: 'Ye whom the charms of grammar please': Haugland, McCafferty, Rusten (eds.)
Editor for this issue: Sara Couture
Date: 07-May-2014 From: Simon Reber <S.Reberpeterlang.com> Subject: 'Ye whom the charms of grammar please': Haugland, McCafferty, Rusten (eds.) E-mail this message to a friend
Title: 'Ye whom the charms of grammar please'
Subtitle: Studies in English Language History in Honour of Leiv Egil Breivik
Series Title: Studies in Historical Linguistics - Volume 4
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
Editor: Kari E. Haugland
Editor: Kevin McCafferty
Editor: Kristian A. Rusten
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034317795 Pages: 411 Price: U.S. $ 80.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034317795 Pages: 411 Price: U.K. £ 50.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034317795 Pages: 411 Price: Europe EURO 62.00
This collection of articles by colleagues and students of Leiv Egil Breivik presents studies within both core and peripheral areas of English historical linguistics. Core topics covered include the development of existential there and related phenomena, word order, the evolution of adverbials, null subjects from Old to Early Modern English, pragmatics and information structure and aspects of discourse. Contributors also address the emergence of new syntactic constructions in the past and present, language contact and aspects of style in Early Modern English letters and medical texts. The ideological discourses of children’s dictionaries and medieval letters of defence are also explored.
The essays are all empirical studies, based on a wide range of corpora (both historical and contemporary) and applying theoretical approaches informed by Systemic-Functional Grammar, grammaticalization theory, dependency grammar, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and corpus linguistic methods. Issues of methodology, statistics and corpus construction and annotation are also addressed in several contributions.
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