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Aspects of the History of English Language and Literature

Selected Papers Read at SHELL 2009, Hiroshima


Osamu Imahayashi, Yoshiyuki Nakao and Michiko Ogura

Contents: Antonette diPaolo Healey: ‘Heat’ in Old English and in Chaucer’s Creation of Metaphors of Love – Hans Sauer: Old English Word-Formation: Constant Features and Changes – Young-Bae Park: The Older Runic Futhark and the Old English Runes: Towards Further Understanding of the English Runic Scripts – Michiko Ogura: Old English Verbs with a Genitive Object: A Doomed Group? – Akira Wada: Some Specimens of Divided Usage in Thomas Deloney’s English – Akiyuki Jimura: Impersonal Constructions and Narrative Structure in Chaucer – Akinobu Tani: Word Pairs or Doublets in Chaucer’s Tale of Melibee and their Variant Readings: A Preliminary Examination – Hideshi Ohno: Impersonal and Personal Constructions in the Language of Chaucer – Mayumi Sawada: Infinitival Complementation in Chaucer: The Case of Command – Yoshiyuki Nakao: Chaucer’s Ambiguity in Voice – Osamu Imahayashi: Dr Tadao Yamamoto and the Dickens Lexicon Project – Miyuki Nishio: Definition of Idioms in the Dickens Lexicon – Hideki Watanabe: Grendel’s Approach to Heorot Revisited: Repetition, Equivocation and Anticipation in Beowulf 702b-727 – Hironori Suzuki: Metrical Influences on the AV/VA Orders in Old English Poetry – Yoshitaka Kozuka: Word Order and Collocation in Old English – Tomonori Yamamoto: On the Semantic and Syntactic Development of Periphrastic Modal Verb + Infinitive Constructions in OE: Comparing the Versions of Gregory’s Dialogues, the OE Boethius, and Psalter Glosses – Tadashi Kotake: Farman’s Changing Syntax: A Linguistic and Palaeographical Survey – Robert D. Stevick: Supplement to ‘Diagramming Noun Phrases in Early English’ – John Scahill: Lexemes and the Law: The Language of an Unpublished Fifteenth-Century Cartulary in Keio University Library – Ireneusz Kida: On How Norman-French Hindered the Development of English Word Order towards VO – Fumiko Yoshikawa: Why was the Dative Marker Crossed Out in Corpus Christi College MS 440? – Leena Kahlas-Tarkka: Preposition + TIME (+ THAT): Exploring Temporal Connectives in Early English – Michio Hosaka: The Rise of Subordinators in the History of English: The Riddle of the Subordinator when – Fuyo Osawa: Transitivisation in the History of English – Akira Okada: The Analyses of the English Negative Prefixes in the History of English – Takuto Watanabe: Development and Grammaticalization of Be About To: An Analysis of the OED Quotations – Yoko Bando: Jane Austen’s Experiment with the Progressive – Ruiko Kawabe: Figurative Gender and Personification in 18th-century Grammars: Reevaluation in Light of their Role in the National Language Education – Masayuki Nakao: A Stylistic Analysis of Dixonary in Vanity Fair.