The Diachrony of Verb Meaning

The Diachrony of Verb Meaning

This innovative volume offers a comprehensive account of the study of language change in verb meaning in the history of the English language.

Author: Elly van Gelderen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351719025

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

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This innovative volume offers a comprehensive account of the study of language change in verb meaning in the history of the English language. Integrating both the author’s previous body of work and new research, the book explores the complex dynamic between linguistic structures, morphosyntactic and semantics, and the conceptual domain of meaning, employing a consistent theoretical treatment for analyzing different classes of predicates. Building on this analysis, each chapter connects the implications of these findings from diachronic change with data from language acquisition, offering a unique perspective on the faculty of language and the cognitive system. In bringing together a unique combination of theoretical approaches to provide an in-depth analysis of the history of diachronic change in verb meaning, this book is a key resource to researchers in historical linguistics, theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, and the history of English.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Diachrony of Verb Morphology

Diachrony of Verb Morphology

Grammaticalization is usually defined as a diachronic process leading from
lexemes to grammatical markers, including the development of further
grammaticalized functions by already grammaticalized markers (see Lehmann
1985; Heine, ...

Author: Martine Robbeets

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110399943

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

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This book deals with shared verb morphology in Japanese and other languages that have been identified as Transeurasian (traditionally: “Altaic”) in previous research. It analyzes shared etymologies and reconstructed grammaticalizations with the goal to provide evidence for the genealogical relatedness of these languages.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Motion and the English Verb

Motion and the English Verb

This work is a study of how motion is expressed in medieval English.

Author: Judith Huber

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190657802

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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In Motion and the English Verb, a study of the expression of motion in medieval English, Judith Huber provides extensive inventories of verbs used in intransitive motion meanings in Old and Middle English, and discusses these in terms of the manner-salience of early English. Huber demonstrates how several non-motion verbs receive contextual motion meanings through their use in the intransitive motion construction. In addition, she analyzes which verbs and structures are employed most frequently in talking about motion in select Old and Middle English texts, demonstrating that while satellite-framing is stable, the extent of manner-conflation is influenced by text type and style. Huber further investigates how in the intertypological contact with medieval French, a range of French path verbs (entrer, issir, descendre, etc.) were incorporated into Middle English, in whose system of motion encoding they are semantically unusual. Their integration into Middle English is studied in an innovative approach which analyzes their usage contexts in autonomous Middle English texts as opposed to translations from French and Latin. Huber explains how these verbs were initially borrowed not for expressing general literal motion, but in more specific, often metaphorical and abstract contexts. Her study is a diachronic contribution to the typology of motion encoding, and advances research on the process of borrowing and loanword integration.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Middle English Verbs of Emotion and Impersonal Constructions

Middle English Verbs of Emotion and Impersonal Constructions

With a careful use of dictionary materials and modern linguistic approaches, this book investigates why some Middle English verbs of emotion are attested in impersonal constructions while others are not, even though they look almost ...

Author: Ayumi Miura

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199947157

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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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 though they look almost synonymous. In this book, Ayumi Miura tackles this under-discussed question with special reference to verbs of emotion in Middle English. Through a careful study of the behaviour of impersonal and near-synonymous non-impersonal verbs, she identifies the factors that determined the presence, absence, and spread of impersonal usage with the verbs concerned. Miura utilizes modern linguistic approaches, including theories and methodologies adopted in the study of psych-verbs in modern languages, which bear close relevance to impersonal verbs of emotion but have traditionally been researched separately. She also draws on categorizations in the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary and harnesses the online Middle English Dictionary in a novel way, demonstrating that dictionary materials are in fact a valuable tool in the study of early English syntax and semantics. Miura concludes that a range of factors - such as causation, transitivity, animacy of the target of emotion, and duration of the emotion - influenced the choice of impersonal constructions with Middle English verbs of emotion. We can therefore make reasonable generalizations about when impersonal usage was licensed in these verbs. This careful analysis of the correlation between Middle English verbs of emotion and use or non-use in impersonal constructions represents a new empirical and theoretical contribution to the busy research area of impersonal constructions in the history of English.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Diachronic Grammar

Diachronic Grammar

Notice that ( 4 ) – ( 7 ) are intransitive constructions whose exact meaning and
functional interpretation is not easy to ... It is the full content ( the semantic and
syntactic aspects ) of the grammatical relation between the verb and the animate
- NP ...

Author: Willy Elmer

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037725046

Category: Angelsachsen

Page: 177

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The book series Linguistische Arbeiten (LA) publishes high-quality work in linguistics that addresses current issues in synchrony and diachrony, theoretically or empirically oriented.
Categories: Angelsachsen

The Synchronic and Diachronic Syntax of the English Verb particle Combination

The Synchronic and Diachronic Syntax of the English Verb particle Combination

In some cases , however , the prefix a- no longer contributes the meaning away
to the verb and even appears to add no meaning at all , as in aberan ' to bear ,
carry ' , corresponding to beran ' to bear , carry ' ( Hiltunen 1983 : 48 ) . This is
also ...

Author: Marion Elenbaas

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114844504

Category: English language

Page: 339

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Categories: English language

Diversity and diachrony

Diversity and diachrony

Towards a semantic description of English . London : Longman Leech , Geoffrey
N. 1971. Meaning and the English verb . London : Longman . Lightfoot , David .
1974. The diachronic analysis of English modals . Historical Linguistics , I , ed .
by ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4967960

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Diachronic and Typological Perspectives on Verbs

Diachronic and Typological Perspectives on Verbs

This volume applies a diachronic perspective to the verb and mainly deals with typological change affecting tense, aspect, mood and modality in a variety of Indo-European languages (Latin, Romance, Celtic, Germanic, Slavic, Indo-Iranian, ...

Author: Folke Josephson

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027271815

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 443

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This volume applies a diachronic perspective to the verb and mainly deals with typological change affecting tense, aspect, mood and modality in a variety of Indo-European languages (Latin, Romance, Celtic, Germanic, Slavic, Indo-Iranian, Hittite, and Semitic) and the non-Indo-European Turkic, Amerindian and some Australian languages. The analyses of the structural changes and the interchange between the different grammatical categories that cause them which are presented in the chapters of this volume yield astonishing results. The diachronic perspective combined with a comparative approach provides profound knowledge of the typology of the verb and other typological issues and will serve researchers, as well as advanced and beginning of linguistics students in a way that has rarely been encountered before.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Sketch of Diachronic English Morphology

A Sketch of Diachronic English Morphology

Gmc . * wait ( a ) > OE wat ( G . weiss ) is the regular reflex of that perfect form and
has the stative meaning ' I know ' . 5 . 4 . 1 . 3 . Because of its origin , the class of
verbs to which OE wāt belongs has formal agreements with the strong preterite ...

Author: Alfred Bammesberger

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039839464

Category: Anglais (Langue) - Grammaire historique

Page: 94

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Categories: Anglais (Langue) - Grammaire historique

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

The proposal complements recent findings regarding the diachrony of V2 in
English together with its distinct deriva ... a comparatively rare construction - type
, namely a perfective past ( preterit ) that employs forms of the verb meaning GO
& an ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015079593185

Category: Language and languages

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Categories: Language and languages

Causality Marking Across Levels of Language Structure

Causality Marking Across Levels of Language Structure

A Cognitive Semantic Analysis of Casual Verbs and Casual Connectives in
Dutch Ninne Maria Stukker ... By investigating the diachronic development of the
meaning and use of daarom and dus from the 13th - 20h century , the present
study ...

Author: Ninne Maria Stukker

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122412732

Category: Causative (Linguistics)

Page: 298

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Categories: Causative (Linguistics)

A Diachronic and Synchronic Analysis of the Old English Weak Verbs

A Diachronic and Synchronic Analysis of the Old English Weak Verbs

It is not surprising , therefore , that the j formative which is so apparent in such
verbs as Gothic satjan , OS settian by classical ... In such a situation the learner of
classical OE , confronted with a segment to which no meaning could be assigned
 ...

Author: Detlef Stark

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89010807212

Category: English language

Page: 394

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Categories: English language

Diachronic Studies on the Languages of the Anabaptists

Diachronic Studies on the Languages of the Anabaptists

It is a future which derives from the verb zehle . This is the ordinary verb in PG
meaning ' to count ' ( Standard German zählen ) . For example , Nau kannscht du
schee in Deitsch zehle ' Now you can count nicely in German ' ; Ich zehl achtzich
 ...

Author: Kate Burridge

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009098240

Category: Amish

Page: 279

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Categories: Amish

The synchrony and diachrony of the Balkan infinitive

The synchrony and diachrony of the Balkan infinitive

For example , the general ( Western ) Romance pattern of an infinitive as the
complement of the verb meaning ' want ' when the main and subordinate verb
share the same subject but a subjunctive complement when they do not , as in
French ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4928839

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Case Grammar and Diachronic English Syntax

Case Grammar and Diachronic English Syntax

Most type 4 constructions have the possessive relation as the deleted verb of the
embedded proposition . There are other possibilities for the deleted verb ,
however , Visser lists three verbs meaning ' to ask , question which take genitive
 ...

Author: Dennis E. Baron

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037188211

Category: English language

Page: 131

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Categories: English language

The Diachrony of Ditransitives

The Diachrony of Ditransitives

The goal of this volume is to help fill this gap by bringing together data and information on individual languages that have thus far been left out of the discussion and by expanding our knowledge of already studied linguistic traditions so ...

Author: Chiara Fedriani

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110701371

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 327

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While ample studies exist on ditransitives in various languages, notably from a typological perspective, more work needs to be done on identifying the main processes and factors that trigger and constrain the changes they undergo over time. The goal of this volume is to help fill this gap by bringing together data and information on individual languages that have thus far been left out of the discussion and by expanding our knowledge of already studied linguistic traditions so as to achieve a broader diachronic description. Since one of the distinctive features of ditransitives is their synchronic variability in terms of structural alternation and alignment split, diachronic research can throw up new insights into developmental dynamics that are eminently complementary; namely, on the one hand, the emergence, development and loss of construction alternation and, on the other, the acquisition of new functions over time. The analyses offered in the book yield different and interconnected answers to the general question of how ditransitives change by drawing on different functional principles that play a role in the diachronic reorganization of this dynamic domain and by providing a number of original theoretical suggestions.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Words in Time

Words in Time

The collection focuses on meaning change as a topic of interdisciplinary research.

Author: Regine Eckardt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110899979

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 423

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Meanings of words are constantly changing, and the forces driving these changes are varied and diverse. Linguistic analyses are usually concerned with language-internal processes, while investigations of language-external historical developments tend to disregard linguistic considerations. It is evident, however, that an investigation of diachronic semantics will have to consider both sides: a specific theory of meaning including a proper place for lexical semantics on the one hand, and incorporate knowledge about the world and the social and cultural environment of speakers who use language as a tool for communication on the other. The collection focuses on meaning change as a topic of interdisciplinary research. Distinguished scholars in diachronic semantics, general linguistics, classical philology, philosophy of language, anthropology and history offer in depth studies of language internal and external factors of meaning change. This broad range of perspectives, unprecedented in research publications of recent years, is a pioneering attempt to mirror the multi-facetteous nature of language as a formal, social, cognitive, cultural and historical entity. The contributions, each exploring the research issues, methods and techniques of their particular field, are directed towards a broader audience of interested readers, thus enhancing interdisciplinary exchange.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The SECOL Review

The SECOL Review

These senses are the instances of lexical usage of the verb . However , it began
developing a new usage for the meaning of ' keep / leave ' , the beginning of
grammaticalized usage of this verb . In this section we will discuss the diachronic
 ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435058174079

Category: Linguistics

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Categories: Linguistics

Verbs Meaning to Buy in Igbo

Verbs Meaning  to Buy  in Igbo

VERBS MEANING TO BUY ! IN IGBO CHAPTER ONE : The sociolinguistic ,
mostly diachronic background to Igbo as far as it concerns the paper . CHAPTER
TWO : An illustration from English of semantic fields and collocations of the verbs
 ...

Author: Gaius M. K. Anoka

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000039967926

Category: Igbo language

Page: 178

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Categories: Igbo language

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society

Introduction This paper attempts to show the diachronic process of reported
speech in Chinese based on Givon ' s ( 1980 ) hypothesis of binding hierarchy
relating verb meaning and complement type . He shows that complementizers
occur ...

Author: Berkeley Linguistics Society

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054049351

Category: Language and languages

Page:

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Categories: Language and languages