The Development of Word Order Patterns in Old English

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The major focus of this book involves the testing of theories of word order change with data on change in Old English. The data are drawn from such sources as the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and from the work of other scholars in Old English and historical linguistics. The book provides support for the ideas of earlier linguists such as Sapir, and will represent a major study for those working in Old English and historical linguistics. Contents: Introduction; Natural Word Order Types and Natural Word Order Change; Proto-Indo ...

The Development of Word Order Patterns in Old English 1983, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780389203568

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