Likewise, it offers an outlook on current ongoing linguistic changes in the English verb phrase with the aim of promoting the use of corpora in language change studies, and also encouraging researchers to develop more investigations with methodologies used in diachronic linguistics
so as to hypothesize new theories on the rapid language change process English is undergoing nowadays.
Finally, there are four "general" papers: Drechsel on "Wilhelm von Humboldt and Edward Sapir," Munro on "Diminutive syntax," Nichols "On alienable and inalienable possession," and Proulx on "Hypotheses in diachronic linguistics
The volume begins with five articles on historical issues of diachronic linguistics
, including consonantal sound changes in Old Low German, the multifuncitonality and polysemy of the verb kriegen in Low German, the emergent transition of Middle Low German into Dutch, and the morphological phenomenon Einheitsplural and the historical transition to contemporary Low Saxon.
All in all, therefore, scholars currently working in the field of diachronic linguistics
will welcome the work here being reviewed.
For scholars in corpus linguistics, diachronic linguistics
, semantic change, lexicology, and word formation.
New scholars and advanced students will find in this book an excellent guide to what is currently being investigated as well as new ideas of other possible approaches in the field of diachronic linguistics
Disciplines and topics include theater history, with articles on historical fiction and teaching the Whisun plays of Tudor Chester; performance preparation, with articles on research, teaching without texts, and using the Chester plays in the classroom and performance; English literature, including using Elizabethan and Jacobean church court cases and teaching poems by Herrick; social history, including using REED documents to teach early modern English history and women's studies as well as paleography; and language history, including teaching diachronic linguistics