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Phases of the History of English: Selection of Papers Read at SHELL 2012.


Phases of the History of English: Selection of Papers Read at SHELL 2012

Edited by Michio Hosaka, Michiko Ogura, Hironori Suzuki, and Akinobu Tani

Peter Lang


384 pages



Studies in English Medieval Language and Literature; Volume 42


The 22 selected papers are arranged in sections on plenary papers, symposia, diachronic study, Old and Middle English, Middle and Modern English, and American English. Among the topics are the vernacular practice of naming the liturgical year, comparing the versions of the Old English Gospels in a semantic and syntactic study of periphrastic "model verb + infinitive" construction, metrical influences on constructions with complex predicates in Old English hypermetric verse, the pronoun it and the dating of Middle English texts, and changes in the clausal complement of the copulative perception verbs in American English.

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