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Syntactic Theory in the High Middle Ages: Modistic Models of Sentence Structure

  title={Syntactic Theory in the High Middle Ages: Modistic Models of Sentence Structure},
  author={Michael A. Covington},
In this study Michael Covington considers the origins and development of the theories of sentence structure formulated by the Modistae, a group of grammarians and logicians who flourished in Paris between about 1270 and 1310. Some of the concepts of the medieval theoretical framework, notably government and dependency, have survived to the present day, and Dr Covington introduces insights from modern grammatical theories where appropriate. Nevertheless his principal aim is not to compare… 
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    Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement
  • 2012
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