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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

This volume is a collection of papers presented at the third international conference of The Society of Historical English Language and Linguistics (SHELL) held at Hiroshima University, Japan, in August 2009. The Society aims to bring together linguistics and philology and encourage younger scholars, graduate and undergraduate students to read and publish papers in the fields of English historical linguistics and philology. The papers included in this volume cover various subjects in the history of English language and literature, but concentrate on the language and style of Geoffrey Chaucer, a theme pursued for years at Hiroshima University.
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.