English adjective comparison : a historical perspective

Victorina González-Díaz

The present work contributes to a better understanding of the English system of degree by means of a study of a number of aspects in the evolution of adjective comparison that have so far either been considered controversial or not been accounted for at all. As will be shown, the diachronic aspects analysed will also have synchronic implications. Furthermore, unlike previous synchronic as well as diachronic accounts of adjective comparison, this monograph does not concentrate only on the 'standard' comparative strategies (i.e. inflectional and periphrastic forms), but also deals with double periphrastic comparatives, thus providing an analysis of the whole range of comparative structures in English.

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  • 1. Acknowledgements, pxiii-xiv
  • 2. Abbreviations, pxv-xix
  • 3. Chapter 1. Introduction, p1-13
  • 4. Chapter 2. The origin of periphrastic comparatives, p15-50
  • 5. Chapter 3. French influence and the spread of periphrastic comparatives in English, p51-73
  • 6. Chapter 4. Inflectional v. periphrastic comparison in EModE and LModE, p75-107
  • 7. Chapter 5. Inflectional v. periphrastic comparison in Present-day English, p109-134
  • 8. Chapter 6. Double periphrastic comparatives in English: Linguistic development, p135-158
  • 9. Chapter 7. Double periphrastic comparatives: A socio-stylistic analysis, p159-213
  • 10. Chapter 8. Comparatives and beyond, p215-225
  • 11. References, p227-247
  • 12. Index, p249-252

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書名 English adjective comparison : a historical perspective
著作者等 González-Díaz, Victorina
Gonzalez Diaz Victorina
シリーズ名 Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science
出版元 John Benjamins Pub.
刊行年月 c2008
ページ数 xix, 252 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9789027248152
NCID BA86986751
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ