Verbs In Medieval English

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Verbs In Medieval English

Author : Michiko Ogura
ISBN : 9783110823646
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Periphrases In Medieval English

Author : Michiko Ogura
ISBN : 3631756801
Genre : English language
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The author has investigated verbs, e.g. 'impersonal' verbs, reflexive verbs, verbs of motion, verbs of emotion, etc. in her books and articles, as well as syntax with modal auxiliaries and other auxiliaries used for perfective, passive, hortative, etc. This monograph summarises her series of investigations under the term of "periphrases."
Category: English language

Verbs Of Motion In Medieval English

Author : Michiko Ogura
ISBN : 0859917681
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The investigation of the medieval uses of verbs of motion remains important for a view of the syntactic development of the English language; this present study covers most of the functional features found in medieval English contexts. Verbs of motion are ordinary words, for which cognates can be found among Germanic languages, but the choice of words as renderings of the Latin verbs can be different. These linguistic developments are clarified in chapters on: The Rivalry among Synonyms, The Reflexive Construction, "Impersonal" Uses of Verbs of Motion, Verbs with Preposed or Postposed Elements, Verbs of Motion as Auxiliaries, Present and Past Participles of Verbs of Motion, and Loan Verbs of Motion. MICHIKO OGURA is Professor of English at Chiba University, Japan.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Motion And The English Verb

Author : Judith Huber
ISBN : 9780190657802
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In Motion and the English Verb, a study of the expression of motion in medieval English, Judith Huber provides extensive inventories of verbs used in intransitive motion meanings in Old and Middle English, and discusses these in terms of the manner-salience of early English. Huber demonstrates how several non-motion verbs receive contextual motion meanings through their use in the intransitive motion construction. In addition, she analyzes which verbs and structures are employed most frequently in talking about motion in select Old and Middle English texts, demonstrating that while satellite-framing is stable, the extent of manner-conflation is influenced by text type and style. Huber further investigates how in the intertypological contact with medieval French, a range of French path verbs (entrer, issir, descendre, etc.) were incorporated into Middle English, in whose system of motion encoding they are semantically unusual. Their integration into Middle English is studied in an innovative approach which analyzes their usage contexts in autonomous Middle English texts as opposed to translations from French and Latin. Huber explains how these verbs were initially borrowed not for expressing general literal motion, but in more specific, often metaphorical and abstract contexts. Her study is a diachronic contribution to the typology of motion encoding, and advances research on the process of borrowing and loanword integration.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Middle English Verbs Of Emotion And Impersonal Constructions

Author : Ayumi Miura
ISBN : 9780199947157
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Impersonal constructions in the history of English form a puzzling category, in that there has been uncertainty as to why some verbs are attested in such constructions while others are not, even though they look almost synonymous. In this book, Ayumi Miura tackles this under-discussed question with special reference to verbs of emotion in Middle English. Through a careful study of the behaviour of impersonal and near-synonymous non-impersonal verbs, she identifies the factors that determined the presence, absence, and spread of impersonal usage with the verbs concerned. Miura utilizes modern linguistic approaches, including theories and methodologies adopted in the study of psych-verbs in modern languages, which bear close relevance to impersonal verbs of emotion but have traditionally been researched separately. She also draws on categorizations in the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary and harnesses the online Middle English Dictionary in a novel way, demonstrating that dictionary materials are in fact a valuable tool in the study of early English syntax and semantics. Miura concludes that a range of factors - such as causation, transitivity, animacy of the target of emotion, and duration of the emotion - influenced the choice of impersonal constructions with Middle English verbs of emotion. We can therefore make reasonable generalizations about when impersonal usage was licensed in these verbs. This careful analysis of the correlation between Middle English verbs of emotion and use or non-use in impersonal constructions represents a new empirical and theoretical contribution to the busy research area of impersonal constructions in the history of English.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Words And Expressions Of Emotion In Medieval English

Author : Michiko Ogura
ISBN : 3631627742
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This monograph is a study of words and expressions of emotion found in Old and Middle English texts. Lexical variety, rivalry among synonyms, both native and non-native, and their successive replacement are discussed illustrated with a large number of examples. -Impersonal- and reflexive constructions, which give peculiar features to medieval texts, are examined, focusing on basic verbs of emotion. Words found in the <I>Seven Deadly Sins and the contrasting use of the genitive and the <I>of-phrase in <I>God's love and <I>the love of God are treated as typical medieval themes. Appendices are added to illustrate the variant forms of these words and expressions in the versions of the Gospels and the Psalter, together with formulaic expressions of emotion in Old English poetry."
Category: Foreign Language Study

Studies In Middle English Linguistics

Author : Jacek Fisiak
ISBN : 9783110814194
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Text And Language In Medieval English Prose

Author : Akio Oizumi
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114767416
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Text and Language in Medieval English Prose is a collection of essays featuring new scholarship in the field of medieval English philology in general and medieval English prose in particular, presented in honour of Tadao Kubouchi. Many of the contributions are informed by the renewed attention to manuscript evidence that is a recurring theme in his From Wulfstan to Richard Rolle: Papers Exploring the Continuity of English Prose (Cambridge, 1999).
Category: Literary Criticism

A Medieval Karaite Pedagogical Grammar Of Hebrew

Author : Nadia Vidro
ISBN : 9789004262928
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Kitāb al-ʿUqūd fī Taṣārīf al-Luġa al-ʿIbrāniyya is the first Karaite grammar of Biblical Hebrew intended specifically for beginners. Nadia Vidro presents a critical edition of this treatise together with an English translation, historical introduction, and glossary of grammatical terminology.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Phrasal Verbs

Author : Stefan Thim
ISBN : 9783110257038
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The book traces the evolution of the English verb-particle construction (‘phrasal verb’) from Indo-European and Germanic up to the present. A contrastive survey of the basic semantic and syntactic characteristics of verb-particle constructions in the present-day Germanic languages shows that the English construction is structurally unremarkable and its analysis as a periphrastic word-formation is proposed. From a cross-linguistic and comparative perspective the Old English prefix verbs are identified as preverbs and the shift towards postposition of the particles is connected to the development of more general patterns of word order. The interplay of phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic factors in the loss of the native prefixes in the history of English is investigated. In this context the question is discussed to what extent the older prefixes were replaced by particles and borrowed prefixes, how the characteristic etymological and semantic properties of the Modern English phrasal verbs can be explained and what role they play in the lexicon. The author argues that their common perception as particularly ‘English’, ‘colloquial’ and ‘informal’ has its origin in the eighteenth-century normative tradition.
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Essays On Medieval English

Author : Yoko Iyeiri
ISBN : UOM:39015061340132
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

An Introduction To Middle English

Author : E.E. Wardale
ISBN : 9781317217275
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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First published in 1937, this book supplies a history of the living growth of the English language from Old English to the medieval period. It offers an in-depth study of the growth of vocabulary through literature and social interaction, bringing out the fact that it is chiefly words that foreign influence has affected — leaving sentence structure almost unaltered. Isolative and combinative changes in phonology, the accidence of nouns and plurals, pronouns and adverbs, and verbs are also examined in detail, along with a general overview of the features Middle English and a brief outline of each dialect’s most striking characteristics.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Culinary Verbs In Middle English

Author : Magdalena Bator
ISBN : 3631654286
Genre : England
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This study examines the range of culinary verbs found in the English culinary recipes of the 14<SUP>th and 15<SUP>th centuries. Altogether over 1500 recipes have been collected and over 100 verbs were selected for the research. They have been divided into three major semantic groups, i.e. verbs of cooking, cutting, and preparing. The analysis comprises such aspects as the origin of the verbs, rivalry of synonyms, context of usage and other criteria.
Category: England

Medieval English Studies

Author : Akio Oizumi
ISBN : UOM:39015019448623
Genre : Anglicists
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Studies In The History Of The English Language Vi

Author : Michael Adams
ISBN : 9783110395020
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The relationships among data, evidence, and methodology in English historical linguistics are perennially vexed. This volume– which ranges chronologically from Old to Present-Day English and from manuscripts to corpora– challenges a wide variety of assumptions and practices and illustrates how diverse methods and approaches construct evidence for historical linguistic arguments from an increasingly large and diverse body of linguistic data.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines