Advances in English Historical Linguistics by Jacek Fisiak, Marcin Krygier

By Jacek Fisiak, Marcin Krygier

This quantity includes 28 papers from the ninth overseas convention in English historic Linguistics, which came about in Poznan, Poland, in August 1996. The contributions hide all points of the heritage of the English language, together with: phonology; morphology; syntax; and lexicon.

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This account of the semantic function of modal adjective suffixes, which was established with ABLE in mind, works equally well with regard to the Old and Early Middle English data with LIC, as it helps us to account for the significant number of negative formations and for some notable form-meaning asymmetries. , giliorendlic 'transitory'). This, however, is not die case. While the past participle derivatives meet our expectations almost without fail (note exceptions like awendedlic 'mutable, changeable' which can be active and passive), the present participle derivatives most certainly do not.

1 98) 'feast-breakings and fast-breakings'. While a hapax legomenon is not necessarily a coinage, especially given the paucity of surviving texts, many of the hapax legomena occurring in Wulfstan's tightly joined echoic pairs are likely his own creations, such as xlmesriht, aobricas, wedbrycas, manswican, and weddlogan. Some twenty-seven hapax legomena are found in such tightly joined pairs; such a relatively high number suggests the generative capacity of such formulaic systems. , compounds formed from a deverbal head and a modifier acting as an argument of the transposed verb, like aöbryca meaning One who breaks (bryca) an oath (a&)\ Marchand designates such compounds "verbal nexus compounds", because they encapsulate the predicate of a sentence (1969: 18).

1969 A linguistic guide to English poetry. London: Longman. Lieber, Rochelle 1992 Deconstructing morphology: Word formation in syntactic theory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ) 1981 Wortbildung. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft. ), 119-132. Marchand, Hans 1969 Categories and types of Present-day English word-formation. ) München: Beck. The degrammaticalization of addressee-satisfaction conditionals in Early Modern English1 Guohua Chen 1. Grammaticalization and degrammaticalization Studies on grammaticalization have shown that a large number of grammatical items have developed from lexical items.

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