A Middle English Syntax: Parts of speech by Tauno F. Mustanoja, Elly van Gelderen

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By Tauno F. Mustanoja, Elly van Gelderen

For a very good orientation into the background of English grammar, a number of books are essential. a type of is Mustanoja’s A center English Syntax. even though, for a very long time this paintings used to be no longer available; the current version alterations that. it is a fac simile reprint from the 1960 e-book which seemed as quantity XXIII in ‘Mémoires de los angeles Société Néophilologique de Helsinki’, with a brand new creation by means of Elly van Gelderen.
Compared to outdated English, center English has fewer grammars and textbooks dedicated to it. This publication presents an enticing complement by way of going deeper into definite questions and, particularly, into exceptions. The publication issues out ameliorations with previous English and likely peculiarities of the center English process. It used to be initially written for college kids of heart English literature yet serves a linguist good in distinctive descriptions of the elements of speech, using a number of the instances, gender, and quantity. notice order, complicated sentences, and conjunctions have been intended to be handled in a moment quantity, which was once by no means released.

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1-145. Vernon MP = The Minor Poems of the Vernon MS. Vol. I, ed. C. Horstmann, Vol. II, ed. F. J. Furnivall, E E T S 98 and 117, 1892 a n d 1901. Vices & V = Vices and Virtues, ed. F . Holthausen, E E T S 89, 1888. Wærf. Greg. = Wærferth's translation of Gregory's Dialogues, ed. H. Hecht, Bischof Wærferths von Worcester Übersetzung der Dialoge Gregors des Grossen, Bibliothek der angelsächsischen Prosa 5, 2, Leipzig 1900-7. W Alex. = The Wars of Alexander, ed. W. W. Skeat, E E T S E S 47, London 1886.

E. Gr. (see p. 30). Kellner (see p. 30). Koch II (see p. 30). Mätzner II-III (see p. 30). Mossé, Handbook (see p. 31). Onions, C. , An Advanced English Syntax, London 1905. , Zur historischen und psychologischen Vertiefung der englischen Schulsyntax, Munich 1934. Poutsma II (see p. 31). Sweet (see p. 32). , 'Analysis and Synthesis in English,' E Studies X, 1928, 138-44. , Der Bau der englischen Sprache, Palaestra 192, Leipzig 1934 (extensive bibliography). For OE syntax reference may be made to Wülfing (see p.

Baugh = Baugh, A. , A History of the English Language, London and New York 1935. , Deutsche Syntax I-IV, Heidel­ berg 1923-32. Brink, ten, see ten Brink. Brugmann, Gr. , Kurze vergleichende Grammatik der indogermanischen Sprachen, Strassburg 1904. , Die englische Sprache: ihre geschichtliche Entwicklung I-II, Halle 1950-1. , and Toller, T. , An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, Oxford 1898. BTS= Toller, T. , Supplement to Bosworth-Toller's AngloSaxon Dictionary, Oxford 1921. Campbell = A. Campbell, OE Grammar, Oxford 1959.

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