Present Participle Marking in Middle English – Regional Distribution

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Jerzy Wełna






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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
1. Introduction
1.0 Language contact and morphological change
1.1 Distribution of the present participle markers
1.2 Studies on the history of the English present participle and gerund
1.3 Present participle in Indo-European and Germanic languages
1.4 Present participle: definition and syntactic functions
1.5 Aims of the study
1.6 Research method
1.7. Limitations of the study
1.8 Corpora and the principles of texts selection
2. Old English
2.0 Introductory remarks
2.1 Old English manuscripts
2.1.1 Northumbrian
2.1.2 Mercian
2.1.3 Kentish
2.1.4 West Saxon
2.2 Present Participle forms
2.3 Concluding remarks
3. Middle English
3.0 Introductory remarks
3.1 Distribution of dialectal features in the North
3.2 Distribution of dialectal features in the West Midlands
3.3 Distribution of dialectal features in the East Midland
3.4 London
3.5 Distribution of dialectal features in South Western and Kentish
3.6 Present participle markers in LAEME and LALME
3.7 Middle English dialects: verb morphology
3.8 Concluding remarks
4. The North
4.0 Introductory remarks
4.1 Early Northern Middle English texts
4.2 Northern data (15th century)
4.3 Concluding remarks
5. The West Midland
5.0 Introductory remarks
5.1 Northern West Midland (14–15c)
5.2 Central West Midland (13–15c)
5.3 Southern West Midland (13–15c)
5.4 Concluding remarks
6. The East Midland
6.0 Introductory remarks
6.1 Northern East Midland (13c)
6.2 Central East Midland (13-15c)
6.3 Southern East Midland (12–15c)
6.4 Concluding remarks
7. London (13th–15th centuries)
7.0 Introductory remarks
7.1 Language of London (13c)
7.2 Language of London (early 14c)
7.3 Language of London (14–15c)
7.4 Concluding remarks
8. The Southern dialects
8.0 Introductory remarks
8.1 12th–13th century data
8.2 14th century data
8.3 15th century data
8.4 Kentish
8.5 Southern dialects: concluding remarks
9. Conclusions
9.1 The North
9.2 The West Midland
9.3 The East Midland
9.4 London
9.5 The South
9.6 Kent


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