New Doctoral Thesis: Göran Rönnerdal. Temporal Subordinators and Clauses in Early Modern English: Stability and Change


My work is a corpus-based investigation of the use and development of temporal subordinators and clauses in Early Modern British English (EModE). The focus of the project is on the forms, structure, meanings, and history of these subordinators and clauses. My primary aim is to analyse stability and change in temporal subordinators and clauses across the EModE period; second comes the study of linguistic features, such as aspect, tense, mood and modality, ellipsis and non-finite forms, positions, coordination, and subordination of the temporal clauses. In addition, I examine the progress of these subordinators, and WHEN in particular, across text categories, text types, and the sub-periods.

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Last modified: 2021-02-12