Phrase Structures in Competition: Variation and Change in Old English Word Order

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 1999-01-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book investigates variation and change in Old English word order, with special emphasis on the position of the verb.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
List of Tablesp. ix
List of Figuresp. xiii
Introductionp. 3
Theories of syntactic changep. 3
Basic theoretical backgroundp. 11
Goals, assumptions, and organizationp. 13
Terminological conventionsp. 16
Previous Analysesp. 19
Van Kemenade 1987p. 20
Kiparsky 1995p. 36
The Position of the Verb in Old Englishp. 41
The position of the finite verbp. 41
The position of the non-finite verb: the underlying order of verbs and their complementsp. 99
Summary and conclusionsp. 118
Cliticizationp. 125
The datap. 128
The clitic analysis of van Kemenade 1987p. 147
Clitics as phrasal affixesp. 172
Summaryp. 203
Variation and Change in the Underlying Position of INFLp. 193
The databasep. 194
The basic patternp. 207
The constant rate hypothesisp. 209
Statistical techniques: VARBRULp. 212
Change in the underlying position of INFL over timep. 220
Other factors influencing the underlying position of INFLp. 224
Summary and conclusionsp. 235
Middle English changesp. 241
The loss of INFL-final phrase structurep. 243
The loss of OV phrase structurep. 244
The loss of verb secondingp. 246
Constraints on verb movement to COMPp. 248
Summary and conclusionsp. 249
Appendicesp. 251
Abbreviations and Short Titlesp. 251
Notes on the Primary Sourcesp. 254
Divisions of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Manuscript Ap. 256
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 269
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