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- DescriptionThis book explores the diachronic emergence of the verb have in English in its various grammatical uses. The development of grammatical functions of have is analysed from pragmatic-semantic, morphosyntactic and phonetic angles. Apart from the well-kwn and formerly studied cases of the rise of perfect and obligative have, the author describes the developments of the had better structure as well as causative have which have t received much scholarly attention thus far. He shows that the first examples of the fully grammaticalised constructions with have generally appear earlier than it is commonly believed. He also offers possible motivations behind the growth of obligative and causative have. This book proves that the changes leading to the rise of new grammatical constructions occur in a specific order: pragmatic-semantic changes precede morphosyntactic changes and phonetic reductions are the last to take place.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Andrzej M. Lecki is Lecturer in Linguistics at the Pedagogical University of Cracow (Poland). He graduated from the Catholic University of Lublin in 2002 and in 2008 he earned his Ph.D. degree at the University of Silesia, Katowice.
- Author(s)Andrzej M. Lecki
- PublisherPeter Lang GmbH
- Date of Publication18/03/2010
- Series TitleStudies in English Medieval Language and Literature
- Series Part/Volume Number24
- Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main
- Country of PublicationGermany
- First Published2010
- ImprintPeter Lang GmbH
- Content Note16, 11 tables, 5 graphs
- Weight490 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edition Statement1st New edition
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