The Subjunctive in the Age of Prescriptivism: English and German Developments During the Eighteenth Century by A. AuerThe Subjunctive in the Age of Prescriptivism: English and German Developments During the Eighteenth Century by A. Auer

The Subjunctive in the Age of Prescriptivism: English and German Developments During the Eighteenth…

byA. Auer

Hardcover | December 19, 2008

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This monograph focuses on the description, use and development of the inflectional subjunctive in English and German in the eighteenth century. A close comparison between meta-linguistic comments (eighteenth-century grammars) and actual language usage (corpus study) allows the evaluation of the influence of prescriptivism on language change.
ANITA AUER is an Assistant Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. She has taught and lectured in Austria, England and the Netherlands. Her research interests and publications are mainly focused on historical linguistics in relation to English and German.
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Title:The Subjunctive in the Age of Prescriptivism: English and German Developments During the Eighteenth…Format:HardcoverDimensions:221 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.82 inPublished:December 19, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230574416

ISBN - 13:9780230574410

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Table of Contents

List of Figures List of Tables Preface List of Abbreviations Introduction Eighteenth-Century English Grammars and the Subjunctive Mood The Subjunctive Mood in Eighteenth-Century England: A Corpus Study Eighteenth-Century German Grammars and the Subjunctive Mood The Subjunctive Mood in Eighteenth-Century Germany and Austria: A Corpus Study Standardisation Processes in England and the German-speaking Areas Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index