Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 April 2007

354 Pages

ISBN: 9780199208739

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The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Bettelou Los

This book describes the historical emergence and spread of the to-infinitive in English. The exposition is clear and does not assume an up-to-date knowledge of generative theory. The book will appeal to the wide spectrum of scholars interested in the transformation of Old to Middle English as well as to those studying the processes and causes of syntactic change more generally.