Non-finite Constructions in Old English

Non-finite Constructions in Old English

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Timofeeva, Olga
Non-finite Constructions in Old English. With Special Reference to Syntactic Borrowing from Latin
Modern Language Society
Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique de Helsinki LXXX
Jyväskylä 2010, xi + 213 pp.


This book is based on a corpus study of participial and infinitival constructions in Old English. It revisits the question of Latin influence on the Old English syntax, offering a new evaluation of syntactic interference between Latin and Old English, and, more generally, of the contact situation in the Old English period. It compares data from translated texts against the background of original Old English writings, seeking to establish the typological differences between Latin and Old English in the domain of non-finite syntax, and the role of translation in contact-induced change.

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ISBN 978-951-9040-36-3
ISSN 0355-0192