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Published: 09 May 2019

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780190917579

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Categoriality in Language Change

The Case of the English Gerund

Lauren Fonteyn

Oxford Studies in the History of English

  • Presents the first serious attempt to set out a functional-semantic definition of diachronic transcategorial shift between the major classes noun/nominal and verb/clause
  • Shows that the diachronic processes of nominalization and verbalization also involve functional changes through a theoretical model of
  • Showcases the fascinating history of the English gerund