Late modern English syntax /

"The Late Modern period is the first in the history of English for which an unprecedented wealth of textual material exists. Using increasingly sophisticated databases, the contributions in this volume explore grammatical usage from the period, specifically morphological and syntactic change, i...

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Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Description:xxi, 385 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:Studies in English language
Studies in English language.
Subject:English language -- Syntax.
English language -- Grammar, Historical.
English language -- 20th century -- History.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative.
English language.
English language -- Grammar, Historical.
English language -- Syntax.
English language -- Syntax.
Late Modern English.
Syntax.
Englisch.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10088975
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Other authors / contributors:Hundt, Marianne, editor.
ISBN:9781107032798 (hardback)
1107032792 (hardback)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary:"The Late Modern period is the first in the history of English for which an unprecedented wealth of textual material exists. Using increasingly sophisticated databases, the contributions in this volume explore grammatical usage from the period, specifically morphological and syntactic change, in a broad context. Some chapters explore the socio-historical background of the period while others provide information on prescriptivism, newspaper language, language contact, and regional variation in British and American English. Internal processes of change are discussed against grammaticalisation theory and construction grammar and the rich body of textual evidence is used to draw inferences on the precise nature of historical change. Exposing readers to a wealth of data that informs the description of a broad range of syntactic phenomena, this book is ideal for graduate students and researchers interested in historical linguistics, corpus linguistics and language development"--