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Studies in the Evolution of the English Language

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Edited By Robert Kiełtyka

The present volume is a monographic study devoted to selected aspects of English historical phonology, orthography, syntax, morphology and semantics. It is the result of international cooperation of scholars affiliated with various academic institutions around the world, such as the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA; the University of Edinburgh, UK; the University of Westminster, UK; the University of Tours, France, the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; the Boris Grinchenko University in Kiev, Ukraine; the South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Bulgaria; the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland; the University of Silesia, Poland; the Silesian University of Technology, Poland.

spelling variation – writing system – element theory – lenition – headedness – reconstruction – vocalization – lateral – diphthongization – consonant-vowel interactions – quantitative analysis – k-means clustering – corpus historical linguistics – multiple negation – grammaticalization – scrambling – syntactic structure deviations – information structure ambiguities – constructionalization – semantic change – analogy – partitive genitive – analogical targeting – obsolescence – non-morphemic change – reinterpretation – libfixing – clipping – blending – polysemy – borrowing – French loanwords – word-formation – neoclassical combining forms