Verbs of Speaking and the Linguistic Expression of Communication in the History of English (Muse: Munich Studies in English #47) (Hardcover)

Verbs of Speaking and the Linguistic Expression of Communication in the History of English (Muse: Munich Studies in English #47) By Ursula Lenker (Editor), Christoph Anton Xaver Hauf Cover Image

Verbs of Speaking and the Linguistic Expression of Communication in the History of English (Muse: Munich Studies in English #47) (Hardcover)

English verbs of speaking have been affected by profound and intriguing changes, in particular between Old and Middle English. These changes crucially involve the loss of the verb cwe an and its replacement by say, which remains the most common verb of speaking to this day. The present study provides an exhaustive corpus-based, cross-period, and multi-dimensional appraisal of verbs of speaking used as part of the linguistic expression of communication in the history of English situated within a frame-semantic and constructionist framework. Moreover, it elucidates the fascinating changes affecting the verbs used to talk about communication between Old and Middle English. Also, this study sheds light on the functions of medially placed reporting clauses emerging in the Middle English period.

Christoph Anton Xaver Hauf completed his doctoral studies in English Linguistics and Medieval English Literature at LMU Munich. He has been working as a research assistant at the Chair of English Linguistics and Medieval Literature at LMU Munich.
Product Details ISBN: 9783631829554
ISBN-10: 3631829558
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publication Date: August 18th, 2021
Pages: 324
Language: English
Series: Muse: Munich Studies in English