[Corpora-List] New book on the diachronic development of English phrasal verbs 1650-1990

Paula Rodriguez paula.r.puente at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 11:49:02 CET 2019


Dear colleagues,

Please find below information on a new monograph on the development of English phrasal verbs from 1650 to 1990

Paula Rodríguez-Puente. 2019. *The English Phrasal Verb, 1650-1990. History, Stylistic Drifts, and Lexicalisation*. (Studies in English Language). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. xx + 321 pp. ISBN: 9781107101746.

Providing a detailed and comprehensive account of the development of phrasal verbs from early modern to present-day English, this study covers almost 400 years in the history of English, and provides both a diachronic and synchronic account based on over 12,000 examples extracted from stratified electronic corpora. The corpus analysis provides evidence of how registers can inform us about the history of English, as it traces and compares the usage and stylistic drifts of phrasal verbs across ten different genres - drama, fiction, journals, diaries, letters, medicine, news, science, sermons, and trial proceedings. The study also sheds new light on the morpho-syntactic and semantic features of phrasal verbs, proposing a new approach to the category, considering not only on their grammatical features, but also their historical development, by discussing the category in terms of a number of central mechanisms of language change.

Table of contents and further information accessible at:

http://admin.cambridge.org/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/grammar-and-syntax/english-phrasal-verb-1650present-history-stylistic-drifts-and-lexicalisation?format=HB

Best wishes,

*Paula Rodríguez-Puente*

Departamento de Filología Inglesa, Francesa y Alemana

Universidad de Oviedo

Campus El Milán

C/ Amparo Pedregal s/n

33011 Oviedo

*Tlf*. 985-104570

http://www.usc-vlcg.es/PRP.htm

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