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336 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198832263

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Dative External Possessors in Early English

Cynthia L. Allen

Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics

  • The first systematic corpus-based study of dative external possessors in the diachronic development of English
  • Presents and analyses carefully selected data from Old and early Middle English texts
  • Draws on recent theoretical developments to evaluate language-internal and language contact-based hypotheses