Aspectual Prefixes in Early English by Vlatko BrozAspectual Prefixes in Early English by Vlatko Broz

Aspectual Prefixes in Early English

byVlatko Broz

Hardcover | June 30, 2014

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This book primarily examines verbal prefixes expressing aspectuality in the Old and Middle English periods, but it also takes a look at the post-verbal particles in the subsequent periods of English. Verbal prefixes are also known as preverbs such as ge- in the Old English verb gegladian «cheer up» or ā- in the Old English verb āstreccan «stretch out». Prefixed verbs in Old English are said to be the functional equivalents and predecessors of phrasal verbs in Modern English. One of the aims of the research presented in this book was to consider how no longer productive Old English verbal prefixes such as ge-, ā- and for- were used in the past to express verbal aspect. In this study two avenues of research converge, one covering aspect, the other covering verbal prefixes and particles.
Vlatko Broz is Assistant Lecturer at the Department of English at the University of Zagreb (Croatia). He received his PhD in a joint research programme (cotutelle) with the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). He studied Old English and Middle English as a Chevening scholar at the University of Oxford.
Title:Aspectual Prefixes in Early EnglishFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:June 30, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3631645295

ISBN - 13:9783631645291


Table of Contents

Contents: How did Old and Middle English express verbal aspect by means of prefixes? – Aspects of aspect: aspect vs. Aktionsart – Aspect in Germanic and Slavic – Aspectual categories – Prefixed verbs and phrasal verbs – Preverb ā- – Preverb ge- – preverb for- – Perfectivizers – Lexicalization – Grammaticalization.