Case Marking and Reanalysis: Grammatical Relations from Old to Early Modern English

Case Marking and Reanalysis: Grammatical Relations from Old to Early Modern English

by Cynthia L. Allen

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198238676
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 06/10/1999
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 1590L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. An Overview of Old English Syntax
3. Case Marking and the Experiencer Verbs in Old English
4. The Syntax of the Experiencer Verbs in Old English
5. The Loss of Case Marking
6. The Development of the Experiencer Verbs
7. Explaining the Demise of the Preposed Dative Experiencer
8. Change in Passives: Single Objects
9. Changes in Passives: Verbs with More than One Object-like Argument
10. Conclusion
Appendices
1. Introduction
2. An Overview of Old English Syntax
3. Case Marking and the Experiencer Verbs in Old English
4. The Syntax of the Experiencer Verbs in Old English
5. The Loss of Case Marking
6. The Development of the Experiencer Verbs
7. Explaining the Demise of the Preposed Dative Experiencer
8. Change in Passives: Single Objects
9. Changes in Passives: Verbs with More than One Object-like Argument
10. Conclusion
Appendices

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