Syntactic Dislocation in English Congregational Song between 1500 and 1900

Syntactic Dislocation in English Congregational Song between 1500 and 1900

A famous English hymn does not start with He who would be valiant, but He who would valiant be with valiant in dislocated position in the clause. The aim of this study is to analyse syntactic dislocation in English congregational song between 1500 and 1900 and to examine its motivations and developments. Poetic factors, like metre and rhyme, can be assumed as primary causes. Moreover, two contrasting dislocation patterns emerge, which show the interplay of poetic… (more)

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Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 07, 2014)

Collection: English Corpus Linguistics

Parent ISBN: 9783631645901

Language: English


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