Studies on Complementation Over the Past Three Hundred Years
Author: Martti Juhani Rudanko
Pubpsher: University Press of America
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
While earlier treatments of English verb syntax from a diachronic perspective exist, this book breaks entirely fresh ground with its focus on the detailed study of English predicate complementation over the past three centuries. It draws data from an unprecedented combination of authoritative sources, including computer corpora and H. Poutsma's unpublished dictionary, and offers novel systematizations of predicates and discussions of alternation. By giving ample evidence of both change and continuity in the language over the past three hundred years, the book opens up a new research field in the study of the English language.
In which the Words and Phrases Occurring in Those Sacred Books are Distinctly Explained : and the Meanings Assigned to Each Authorized by References to Passages of Scripture : and Frequently Illustrated and Confirmed by Citations from the Old Testament and from the Greek Writers : to this Work is Prefixed a Plain and Easy Greek Grammar Adapted to the Use of Learners, and Those who Understand No Other Language Than English