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  • Lexical Semantics and Diachronic Morphologyby Carola Trips

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 147.00

    This book is the most comprehensive study to date of the development of the three suffixes -hood, -dom and -ship in the history of English. An in depth investigation from Old English to Modern English based on data from annotated corpora reveals that all three suffixes developed from nouns into today's suffixes building abstract nouns. It is shown... more...

  • From OV to VO in Early Middle Englishby Carola Trips

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 195.00

    This monograph answers the question of why English changed from an OV to a VO language on the assumption that this change is due to intensive language contact with Scandinavian. It shows for the first time that the English language was much more heavily influenced by Scandinavian than assumed before, i.e., northern Early Middle English texts clearly... more...

  • Diachronic Clues to Synchronic Grammarby Eric Fuß; Carola Trips

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 149.00

    This volume emphasizes a new line of thinking in generative grammar which acknowledges that certain synchronic properties of languages can only be fully understood if diachronic data is taken into consideration. The central topics addressed in this collection of papers are (1) a critical assessment of the hypothesis that certain apparently synchronic... more...

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