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ERIC Number: EJ524540
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-3945
Variation and Change in Old English Clause Structure.
Pintzuk, Susan
Language Variation and Change, v7 n2 p229-60 1995
Argues that the position of the finite verb in Old English clauses reflects synchronic variation in underlying structure, INFL-medial versus INFL-final, and that the syntax of main and subordinate clauses is the same. Quantitative data analysis indicates that the frequency of INFL-medial structure increases at the expense of INFL-final structure during the Old English period. (75 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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