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Published: 04 August 2016

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780190270674

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Verbs and Verb Categories in Nineteenth-Century Grammars of English

Lieselotte Anderwald

Oxford Studies in the History of English

  • Uses unparalleled source of nineteenth-century grammar that collects 258 grammars from Britain and America
  • Provides new method of quantititive investation of what grammars said
  • Correlates what the grammars said with corpus studies of actual language change
  • Empirically investigates the effect (or not) of prescriptivism