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Title:Finite Verb Stress and Clitic Verbs in Old English "Beowulf
Author(s):Suzuki, Yasuko
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Hock, Hans Henrich
Department / Program:Linguistics
Discipline:Linguistics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Literature, English
Abstract:The present work shows that using poetry as evidence for linguistic structure is justified by an appropriate understanding of the metrical structure and of its interaction with the poetic language. Also, Beowulf, along with other Old English poems, provides evidence for stress and archaic linguistic features, neither of which is available in prose. By closely examining the text that supposedly represents the earliest stage of the North- and West-Germanic, the present work elucidates the development of verb-second in early Germanic and of second-position clitics in general.
Issue Date:2008
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:249 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/82655
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3347543
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2008


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