From OV to VO in Early Middle English

From OV to VO in Early Middle English

eBook - 2002
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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 show Scandinavian syntactic patterns like stylistic fronting that can only be found today in the Modern Scandinavian languages. Thus, it sheds new light on the force of language contact in that it shows that a language can be heavily influenced thr.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., 2002
ISBN: 9789027296276
9027296278
9789027227812
9027227810
9027227810
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 356 pages)
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