By Olga Fischer,Hendrik De Smet,Wim van der Wurff

ISBN-10: 052174797X

ISBN-13: 9780521747974

ISBN-10: 0521768586

ISBN-13: 9780521768580

In its 1500-year historical past, the English language has obvious dramatic grammatical adjustments. This ebook deals a finished and reader-friendly account of the foremost advancements, together with adjustments in be aware order, the noun word and verb word, altering relatives among clausal elements and the advance of recent subordinate structures. The ebook places ahead attainable reasons for switch, drawing at the current and newest literature, and near to the most important theoretical versions. The authors use corpus proof to enquire language-internal and language-external motivations for swap, together with the impression of language touch. The e-book is meant for college kids who've been brought to the historical past of English and need to deepen their realizing of significant grammatical adjustments, and for linguists generally with a old curiosity. it is going to even be of worth to literary students professionally engaged with older texts.

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