Diachronic Change In The English Passive

Hardcover | December 15, 2008

byJunichi Toyota

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In this volume on the historical development of the passive voice in English, the main argument deals not only with the passive per se, but also with its related constructions, which can play vital parts in identifying both functional and structural motivations for creating the passive.

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In this volume on the historical development of the passive voice in English, the main argument deals not only with the passive per se, but also with its related constructions, which can play vital parts in identifying both functional and structural motivations for creating the passive.

JUNICHI TOYOTA is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Lund, Sweden. His research interests cover a wide range of disciplines, including linguistics, anthropology and cognitive science. His publications are mainly focused on historical linguistics and cognitive linguistics, but also deal with evolution of human linguistic abi...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:December 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230553451

ISBN - 13:9780230553453

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Be-passive: Overview and Aspectual Change * Components of Be-passive and their Historical Change * Functions of Be-passive * Be-passive: Functional Changes and Voice Continuum * Get-passive * Passive Diathesis * Quasi-passive * Conclusion * Bibliography * Appendices * Index