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Premodifying -ing participles in the parsed BNC
In this article we will focus on premodifying -ing participles in English. By premodifying -ing participles we refer to NP-internal -ing forms, such as the ones found in a charming man or a barkingExpand
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Variation in pronoun frequencies in early English letters: Gender-based or relationship-based?
Using the Corpora of Early English Correspondence, 1600–1800, we analyse the extent to which the frequencies of firstand second-person pronouns are affected by the relationship between the sender andExpand
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Language Change Database: A new online resource
We introduce the Language Change Database (LCD), which provides access to the results of previous corpus-based research dealing with change in the English language. Expand
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Telicity and the premodifying ing-participle in English
The topic of this paper is a specific class of premodifiers in English, prenominal ing-participles. Expand
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History of English as punctuated equilibria? A meta-analysis of the rate of linguistic change in Middle English
Abstract In this paper, we explore the rate of language change in the history of English. Our main focus is on detecting periods of accelerated change in Middle English (1150–1500), but we alsoExpand
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Referential NPs as subtle expressions of attitude in infanticide trials, 1674–1775
Abstract This article discusses how victims of infanticide were portrayed in the Proceedings of the Old Bailey in 1674–1775. More specifically, the study focuses on the use of lexical NPs as subtleExpand
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Linguistic representations of the social margins in Early and Late Modern English
This special issue focuses on the way in which people and their representations in the social margins were linguistically constructed and evaluated in Early and Late Modern English (c. 1600–1900). ByExpand
Subjectivity, indefiniteness and semantic change1
In this article I discuss article usage in NPs with subjective and objective adjectival premodifiers. The main topic of the article is the tendency of semantically subjective adjectives to be used inExpand
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Exploring part-of-speech frequencies in a sociohistorical corpus of English
In this paper we investigate the usefulness of part-of-speech (POS) annotation in the study of sociolinguistic variation and genre evolution. Our data consist of private letters extracted from theExpand
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