Palgrave Studies in Language History and Language Change

Diachronic Change in the English Passive

Authors: Toyota, J.

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In this coherent 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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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 ability.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diachronic Change in the English Passive
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Language History and Language Change
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59465-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230594654
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-55345-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36319-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 286
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