Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English
Volume 8

Connectives in Synchrony and Diachrony in European Languages

Edited by Anneli Meurman-Solin1 & Ursula Lenker2

1 Research Unit for Variation, Contacts and Change in English (VARIENG), University of Helsinki
2 Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Publication date: 2011

Table of contents

Anneli Meurman-Solin & Ursula Lenker

Ursula Lenker
A focus on adverbial connectors: Connecting, partitioning and focusing attention in the history of English

Matti Rissanen
On the long history of English adverbial subordinators

Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen
When turns start with because: An exercise in interactional syntax

Helga Hilmisdóttir
The functions of the syntactically non-integrated ‘now’ in Icelandic conversation

Brita Wårvik
Connective or “disconnective” discourse marker? Old English þa, multifunctionality and narrative structuring

Matti Kilpiö & Olga Timofeeva
Semantic polyfunctionality and grammaticalization of the Old English subordinator be þæm þe: A corpus-based study

Juhani Härmä
The beginning of the end: The Old French conjunction ains in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

Hanna Lehti-Eklund
The pragmatic development of (jag) hoppas / hoppas jag in Swedish

Anneli Meurman-Solin
Utterance-initial connective elements in early Scottish epistolary prose

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