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Self-based Anaphora in Early Modern English


Ewa Kucelman

This book is a corpus-based study which aims to describe the class of self-pronouns as used in the Early Modern English period. Self-pronouns are presented as a multi-functional class, with two main functions, as emphatic forms and as reflexive markers. The emphatic function is seen as a continuation of an earlier state of affairs, whereas the reflexive function is described as a new, emerging one. As reflexive markers, self-pronouns in Early Modern English compete with personal pronouns. Therefore the book seeks to present the conditions of their distribution ranging from configurational and thematic through discursive to pragmatic factors involved in the choice of the reflexive strategy.


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ACC = Accusative AdjP = Adjective Phrase AGR = agreement BT = the Binding Theory DAT = Dative ECM = Exceptional Case Marking EModE = Early Modern English FC = Functional Category FWP = Function Word Proclisis GC = Governing Category HCET = the Helsinki Corpus of English Texts INFL = inflection LF = Logical Form LFRs = Locally Free Reflexives ME = Middle English NOM = nominative NP = Noun Phrase OE = Old English OED = Oxford English Dictionary P = Preposition P-dayE = Present-day English PP = Prepositional Phrase S = Sentence, Clause V = Verb VOC = Verb – Object – Complement VOI = Verb – Object – Infinitive VP = Verb Phrase

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