18.1659, Books: Historical Linguistics/Syntax: Elenbaas

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Subject: 18.1659, Books: Historical Linguistics/Syntax: Elenbaas

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Date: 29-May-2007
From: rianne giethoorn < lot at let.uu.nl >
Subject: The Synchronic and Diachronic Syntax of the English Verb-Particle
Combination: Elenbaas

 

	
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Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 07:41:46
From: rianne giethoorn < lot at let.uu.nl >
Subject: The Synchronic and Diachronic Syntax of the English Verb-Particle Combination: Elenbaas 
 



Title: The Synchronic and Diachronic Syntax of the English Verb-Particle
Combination 
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series  

Publication Year: 2007 
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT
	   http://www.lotpublications.nl/
	
Author: Marion Elenbaas

Paperback: ISBN:  Pages: 341 Price: Europe EURO 28.39


Abstract:

This study offers an analysis of the historical development of the English 
verb-particle combination. The synchronic part of the book presents a 
detailed description of the Present-Day English verb-particle combination 
and proposes a lexical decomposition analysis of the data. In this analysis, 
which explains the syntactic, semantic and morphological characteristics of 
Present-Day English verb-particle combinations, particles are ambiguous 
between phrase and head. 

The diachronic part of the book focuses on the transitional period from Old 
to Middle English. It provides a detailed account of the properties of the Old 
English separable complex verb and its successor, the Middle English verb-
particle combination. Old English particles are shown to be phrases acting 
as secondary predicates, and it is argued that the evidence for head status 
increases from Middle English onwards. The shift to postverbal particles is 
explained by the lexical decomposition analysis in combination with an 
existing word order account. The diachronic part of the book also contains a 
case study on verb movement in Middle English and a case study on the 
role of language contact with Old Norse in the shift to postverbal particles.
The descriptive and theoretical components of the synchronic and 
diachronic analysis are presented in separate chapters throughout the book. 

The Synchronic and Diachronic Syntax of the English Verb-Particle 
Combination is of interest to linguists working on the English verb-particle 
combination, the transitional period from Old to Middle English, verb-
movement in Middle English, OV/VO, the syntax-morphology interface and 
grammaticalisation. 



Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                     Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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