Case-Marking and Reanalysis: Grammatical Relations from Old to Early Modern English Cynthia L. Allen

ISBN: 9780198240969

Published: October 26th 1995

Hardcover

528 pages


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Case-Marking and Reanalysis: Grammatical Relations from Old to Early Modern English  by  Cynthia L. Allen

Case-Marking and Reanalysis: Grammatical Relations from Old to Early Modern English by Cynthia L. Allen
October 26th 1995 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 528 pages | ISBN: 9780198240969 | 9.32 Mb

English underwent sweeping changes to its inflectional system in the Middle English period and it is widely assumed that the loss of case-marking distinctions had profound consequences for the syntax of the language. Allen here makes a detailed studyMoreEnglish underwent sweeping changes to its inflectional system in the Middle English period and it is widely assumed that the loss of case-marking distinctions had profound consequences for the syntax of the language.

Allen here makes a detailed study of these changes, questioning the results of previous analyses which, she argues, posit too direct a link between the morphological and syntactic changes.



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