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Categories, constructions, and change in English syntax

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Publication date1/10/2019
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781108303576
ISBN (Print)9781108419567
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

NameStudies in English Language
PublisherCambridge University Press


A pioneering collection of new research that explores categories, constructions, and change in the syntax of the English language. The volume, with contributions by world-renowned scholars as well as some emerging scholars in the field, covers a wide variety of approaches to grammatical categories and categorial change, constructions and constructional change, and comparative and typological research. Each of the fourteen chapters, based on the analysis of authentic data, highlights the wealth and breadth of the study of English syntax (including morphosyntax), both theoretically and empirically, from Old English through to the present day. The result is a body of research which will add substantially to the current study of the syntax of the English language, by stimulating further research in the field.