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Historical Englishes in Varieties of Texts and Contexts

The Global COE Program, International Conference 2007


Masachiyo Amano, Michiko Ogura and Masayuki Ohkado

This volume is a selection of papers read at the second international conference of the Society of Historical English Language and Linguistics (SHELL) held at Nagoya University, Japan, in September 2007, under the auspices of the Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University, and the Center of Excellence (COE) Program called «Hermeneutic Study and Education of Textual Configuration». Papers discuss current issues in Old English, Middle English, Modern English and the history of English.
Contents: Isao Hashimoto: Hebraisms in English Bibles – Caroline Imbert: Path Coding in Old English: Functional Story of a Typological Shift – Kousuke Kaita: Distribution of OE mid rihte as an Adverbial of Propriety - with Special Reference to the Textual Variation – Yookang Kim: The Prenominal Prefix ge- in Beowulf – Tadashi Kotake: Differences in Element Order between Lindisfarne and Rushworth Two – Yoshitaka Kozuka: An Aspect of OV Order in the West Saxon Gospels with Special Reference to the Collocation ‘Verb + God/Gode’ – Mitsuru Maeda: Insubordination in Old English – Michiko Ogura: Variant Readings in the Two Manuscripts of the West Saxon Gospels: MSS CCCC 140 and CUL Ii.2.11 – Masayuki Ohkado: Stylistic Fronting in Old English Prose – Aurelijus Vijunas: The Old English Adjective sīht – Hideki Watanabe: The Ambiguous or Polysemous Compounds in Beowulf Revisited: æscholt and garholt – Tomonori Yamamoto: A Reconsideration of the Reliability of Alliterative Evidence for the Sound System of Old English: Does Old English Poetry Work Aurally or Visually? – Tomohiro Yanagi: Object Movement in Old English Subordinate Clauses – Ayumi Miura: New Impersonal Verbs in Some Late Fourteenth-Century English Texts – Rafał Molencki: The Rise of because in Middle English – Akinobu Tani: The Word Pairs in The Paston Letters and Papers with Special Reference to Text Type, Gender and Generation – Fumiko Yoshikawa: Discourse Strategies in Late Middle English Women’s Mystical Writing – Masachiyo Amano: A Broader and Sharper Characterisation of Grammaticalisation – Magdalena Bator: ‘Parts of the Body’ and ‘Parts of Clothing’ - A Semantic Analysis – Charles Elerick: The Evolution of English Ordinals: Integrative Explanation in Historical Linguistics – Sylvie Hancil: Aspect and Modality: The Blurring of Categories – Yoko Iyeiri: The Verb prevent and its Changing Patterns of Complementation in the History of English – Namiko Kikusawa: The Subjunctive in Nineteenth-Century English Dramas – Ji Won Lee: On the Development of because: A Corpus-based Study – Manfred Markus: Joseph Wright’s English Dialect Dictionary Computerised: a Platform for a New Historical English Dialect Geography – Fuyo Osawa: Recursion in Language Change – Young-Bae Park: Multilingualism in English Literature: Applicable to the Study of the History of English? – Hans Sauer: Emotion, Interjection and Grammar.