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The Bishop's GrammarRobert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism

The Bishop's Grammar: Robert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579273
eISBN:
9780191595219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579273.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book examines the life, language and grammar of Robert Lowth (1710–1787), founder of prescriptivism. Drawing on private documents, it maps his social networks and compares his own language to ... More

English in Europe

English in Europe

Manfred Görlach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273102
eISBN:
9780191706271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273102.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book charts the English invasion of Europe since 1945. Sixteen contributors report on the English words and phrases that have become integral parts of their languages. Each describes the effect ... More

English in the Middle Ages

English in the Middle Ages

Tim William Machan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199282128
eISBN:
9780191718991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282128.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book suggests that many linguistic, literary, and historical considerations of medieval statements on language have significantly failed to take into account the social and linguistic contexts ... More

Genitives in Early EnglishTypology and Evidence

Genitives in Early English: Typology and Evidence

Cynthia L. Allen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216680
eISBN:
9780191711893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216680.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book examines the history of adnominal genitive phrases from Old to Early Modern English, focusing on the evidence provided by a systematic corpus study and the role of linguistic typology in ... More

Language Between Description and PrescriptionVerbs and Verb Categories in Nineteenth-Century Grammars of English

Language Between Description and Prescription: Verbs and Verb Categories in Nineteenth-Century Grammars of English

Lieselotte Anderwald

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190270674
eISBN:
9780190270698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270674.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book is an empirical, quantitative, and qualitative study of nineteenth-century English grammar writing, and of nineteenth-century language change. Based on 258 grammar books from Britain and ... More

Middle English Verbs of Emotion and Impersonal ConstructionsVerb Meaning and Syntax in Diachrony

Middle English Verbs of Emotion and Impersonal Constructions: Verb Meaning and Syntax in Diachrony

Ayumi Miura

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199947157
eISBN:
9780190204556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199947157.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Historical Linguistics

Impersonal constructions in the history of English form a puzzling category, in that there has been uncertainty as to why some verbs are attested in such constructions while others are not, even ... More

Motion and the English VerbA Diachronic Study

Motion and the English Verb: A Diachronic Study

Judith Huber

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190657802
eISBN:
9780190657833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657802.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

This book is a study of how motion is expressed in medieval English. It provides extensive inventories of verbs used in intransitive motion meanings in Old and Middle English and discusses these in ... More

What is English?And Why Should We Care?

What is English?: And Why Should We Care?

Tim William Machan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199601257
eISBN:
9780191759031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601257.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

What is English? Why do we care? And for that matter how do we know? To answer these questions this book draws on original archival research as well as historical and grammatical analysis. It ... More

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