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dc.contributor.advisorMcFaddern, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorVilches, Claudio Alberto
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T07:24:54Z
dc.date.available2014-11-17T07:24:54Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-16
dc.description.abstractAbstract Motivated by the fact that the English alternation that/Ø does not yet have a principled account, in spite of more than five decades of research, this thesis will explore the implications of a series of historical linguistic aspects of its development in subordinate structures. Thus, by introducing a new approach to this topic, this study attempts to trace and chart the development of the alternation over time, in order to determine when and/or how it could have been incorporated into the language. To understand this syntactic change in its own developing context properly, this analysis presents evidence from the different historical periods referred to as Old English, Middle English and Early Modern English. Instances of synchronic, diachronic and comparative syntax involving constructions within complement clauses are utilized in this task. At the current stage of research, taking into account the historical development of the alternation can help us attain both a complementary and improved understanding of this still intriguing linguistic phenomenon.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/6814
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-uit_munin_6415
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherUiT Norges arktiske universiteten
dc.publisherUiT The Arctic University of Norwayen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.subject.courseIDENG-3991en
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Engelsk språk: 020en
dc.subjectVDP::Humanities: 000::Linguistics: 010::English language: 020en
dc.subjectAlternation that/Øen
dc.subjectHistory of Englishen
dc.subjectSubordinationen
dc.subjectComplement clauseen
dc.subjectSubordinatoren
dc.subjectComplementizeren
dc.subjectComplementizer dropen
dc.titleOn the English alternation that/Ø in complement clauses: An historical approachen
dc.typeMaster thesisen
dc.typeMastergradsoppgaveen


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