English Adjective Comparison

A historical perspective

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Victorina González-Díaz | University of Liverpool
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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.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 299] 2008.  xix, 252 pp.
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“[...] an important contribution to the study of historical linguistics, adjective comparison and semantic-pragmatic aspects presently discussed in language contact issues and variation research. It provides new insights into the emergence and historical development of English comparatives and uncovers a range of hitherto unknown aspects concerning the origin of analytic comparative forms.”
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2014. List of maps, figures and tables. In Grammatical Variation and Change in Jersey English [Varieties of English Around the World, G48],  pp. xi ff. DOI logo
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CFK: Grammar, syntax

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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