Grammar, Rhetoric and Usage in English: Preposition Placement 1500-1900 (Studies in English Language)
The preposition is of specific curiosity to syntacticians, historians and sociolinguists of English, as its placement inside a sentence is influenced by syntactic and sociolinguistic constraints, and by how the ‘guidelines’ concerning prepositions have modified over time, because of language change, of change in attitudes in the direction of language, and of processes corresponding to standardization.
This ebook investigates preposition placement in the early and late Fashionable English durations (1500-1900), with a particular deal with preposition stranding (The home which I dwell in) in opposition to pied piping (The home in which I dwell).
Based mostly on a large-scale evaluation of principle and utilization information, this research reassesses the alleged affect of late eighteenth-century normative works on language utilization.
It additionally sheds new gentle on the origins of the stigmatisation of preposition stranding. This research will probably be of curiosity to students engaged on syntax and grammar, corpus linguistics, historic linguistics and sociolinguistics.
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Series: Studies in English Language