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作者 Sommerer, Lotte, author
書名 Article emergence in old English : a constructionalist perspective / Lotte Sommerer
出版項 Boston, MA : Walter De Gruyter, 2018
國際標準書號 9783110539370 (hbk.)
3110539373 (hbk.)
9783110541052 (pdf)
9783110539417 (epub)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  PE1251 .S66 2018    在架上    30630020115190
說明 xvii, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Topics in English linguistics, 1434-3452 ; volume 99
Topics in English linguistics ; 99
附註 Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral - Vienna) under the title: Old English se: from demonstrative to article. A usage-based study of nominal determination and category emergence
Includes bibliographical references and index
This book investigates the emergence of the definite and the indefinite article in English. Analyzing Old English prose texts, it discusses the nature of linguistic categorization and argues that a cognitive, usage-based construction grammar approach best explains when, how and why the article category developed. The observable grammaticalization is reconceptualized as constructionalization, which is triggered by analogy and frequency effects
Acknowledgements -- Tables -- Figures -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction -- The phenomenon -- Data and methodology -- The approach -- Goals and limitations -- Outline of the book -- Nominal determination and the articles in present day English -- Noun phrase structure -- Headedness : nouns as prototypical NP heads -- The determiner position in functional 'slot' models -- Halliday's 'experiential structure' and Langacker's notion of 'grounding' and 'type specification' -- Referentiality and specificity -- Article usage in Modern English -- The semantics of (in)definiteness -- The definite article -- The indefinite article -- Occurrence restrictions with nouns -- Frequency distribution -- Demarcation criteria for artlclehood -- No independence -- No predication -- No Co-occurrence -- Relative position -- Obligatoriness -- Exclusiveness -- Syntactic motivation only -- Concluding remarks : primary and secondary criteria -- Article emergence in Old English -- Demonstrative se and numeral ān as source grams -- Investigating the usage of se in Old English -- Independent usage of se -- Dependent usage of se -- Investigating the usage of ān in Old English -- Independent usage of ān -- Dependent usage of ān -- No marking of indefiniteness in Old English -- Established views on the development of the English articles -- Traditional philological views on article development -- German dissertations -- The article as a necessity -- Loss of inflectional morphology : disappearance of gender and case as a reason for article emergence -- Weak and strong adjectives -- A language contact scenario -- Functionalist views : article development as a grammaticalization phenomenon -- Grammaticalization : definitions and parameters -- Down the cline : article emergence as a classic case of grammaticalization -- Reconsidering the functionalist proposals -- Formalist generative views : DP emergence and categorical reanalysis -- X-bar structure and functional categories -- DP-analysis as a model for nominal determination -- Article development : from spec to head -- Reconsidering the generative model -- Concluding remarks : in search for synthesis -- Diachronic construction grammar -- Cognitive construction grammar -- The construction : form function mapping -- Classifications and definitions -- Entrenchment, schematization and com positionality -- The constructicon : network structure and inheritance -- Inheritance -- Relational and horizontal links -- A usage-based constructional approach to language change -- The role of frequency -- Constructional change and constructionalization -- Reconceptualizing grammaticalization as constructionalization -- The status of reanalysis and analogy in diachronic construction grammar -- Fuzzy grammar : gradience and gradualness -- Concluding remarks : the constructional contribution -- Nominal determination in the Anglo-Saxon chronicle -- Manuscript information -- The Parker chronicle -- The Peterborough chronicle -- Basic determination patterns -- Se as the most frequent determinative -- Se in NPs with adjectival modification -- Diachronic development of se : the rise of the demonstrative -- Significant increase of the demonstrative se -- The 'compound' demonstrative þes -- Type increase vs. token increase -- Investigating the functions and frequency of ān -- Demarcating a category : application of criteria -- No Independence -- No Predication -- No Co-occurrence -- Relative Position -- Obligatoriness -- Bare CNPs in the Peterborough chronicle -- Sun, moon, heaven, hell...unique common nouns in the Peterborough chronicle -- Exclusiveness -- Syntactic motivation only -- Concluding remarks : evaluating the criteria for articlehood -- Nominal determination in Old English prose -- Basic determination patterns -- Testing the variables 'historical period' and 'text type' -- No co-occurrence -- The influence of Latin on the co-occurrence of determinatives in orosius -- Testing the variables 'historical period' and 'text type' -- Relative position -- Obligatoriness -- Bare common nouns in OE prose texts -- Unique common nouns in OE prose texts -- Concluding remarks : category and slot emergence in o.2 -- Article emergence : a constructional scenario -- Constructionalization of a schematic definite NP construction with a determination slot -- Emerging network structure shaped by frequency effects and analogical thinking -- The cognitive cycle of constructionalization -- Neoanalysis due to accommodation pressures and systemic simplification -- Recruitment of se as a default filler -- Constructionalization of indefinite NP construction and recruitment of ān -- 'Later' developments : recruitment of some as indefinite plural article and extension of determiner class -- Additional factors influencing the development of the articles -- Syntactic heaviness -- Processing efficiency and performance economy -- Concluding remarks : changing strategies for (in)definiteness marking in the history of English -- Conclusion -- Summary -- Reconceptualizing grammaticalization as grammatical constructionalization -- Constructionalization as a system-driven change triggered by complex analogy and frequency effects -- The cognitive cycle of constructionalization -- Overt definiteness marking as a means to increase efficiency -- Emergence of determination slot and the definite article between o.2 and 0.3 -- Limitations, implications and directions for future research -- Appendix : manuscript and corpus information -- ̄Ælfric's lives of Saints and Catholic homilies -- Bückling homilies -- Laws -- Gregory's dialogues -- Bede's historia ecclesiastia gentis Anglorum -- Alfred's rendering of Boethius' De consolatione Philosophiae -- Alfred's translation of Gregory's Cura pastoralis -- Orosius' Historiae adversum paganos -- References -- Index
鏈接 9783110539417 (ePub : online)
主題 English language -- Article
English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Article
English language -- Article. fast (OCoLC)fst00910967
450-1100 fast
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