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- DescriptionThis book explains how and why grammatical gender disappeared from English through a detailed analysis of unhistorical gender assignment within the un phrase in Layamon's Brut , one of the most important Early Middle English texts. Such deviations do occur capriciously but t randomly, suggesting a development of invative functions of the attributive forms concerned. These invations are mainly of two types: gender-insensitive uses as a case marker and a shift from a bipartite to tripartite system of defining words, the, that, and this. The author discusses these invations, focusing on their implications for the subsequent development and eventual loss of grammatical gender.
- Author BiographySeiji Shinkawa is a professor of English at Hakuoh University. He received his MA and PhD in English Philology from Sophia University. His research interests center on the history of the English language, particularly Old English and Early Middle English. His recent publications include articles in the periodical English Studies and a collection of papers published in this series.
- Author(s)Seiji Shinkawa
- PublisherPeter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Date of Publication14/09/2012
- Series TitleLinguistic Insights
- Series Part/Volume Number156
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- First Published2012
- ImprintPeter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Weight290 g
- Width150 mm
- Height225 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edition Statement1st New edition
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