Split Infinitives in Early Middle English

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Abstract

The split infinitive is one of seven syntactic properties that English is said to share with Old Norse, and I will show that, on the basis of the area and date of its first occurrence, Norse origin is unlikely.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-20
Number of pages3
JournalLanguage Dynamics and Change
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Germanic
  • historical syntax
  • history of English
  • language contact

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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