Palgrave Studies in Language History and Language Change

The Subjunctive in the Age of Prescriptivism

English and German Developments During the Eighteenth Century

Authors: Auer, A.

Editors: Jones, Charles (Ed.)

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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.

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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.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Auer, Anita

    Pages 1-15

  • Eighteenth-Century English Grammarians and the Subjunctive Mood

    Auer, Anita

    Pages 16-61

  • The Subjunctive Mood in Eighteenth-Century England: A Corpus Study

    Auer, Anita

    Pages 62-86

  • Eighteenth-Century German Grammars and the Subjunctive Mood

    Auer, Anita

    Pages 87-132

  • The Subjunctive Mood in Eighteenth-Century Germany and Austria: A Corpus Study

    Auer, Anita

    Pages 133-156

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eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Subjunctive in the Age of Prescriptivism
Book Subtitle
English and German Developments During the Eighteenth Century
Authors
Editors
  • Charles Jones
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Language History and Language Change
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Anita Auer
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-58436-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230584365
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-57441-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36525-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 221
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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