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Published: 07 August 2014

320 Pages | 14 b&w line drawings


ISBN: 9780199373390

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Constructions and Environments

Copular, Passive, and Related Constructions in Old and Middle English

Peter Petré

Oxford Studies in the History of English

  • The first comprehensive diachronic account of copular and passive verb constructions in Early English
  • Provides a thorough evaluation of the roles of system-dependency and competition in language change