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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: October 2019

Chapter 10 - The Conjunction and in Phrasal and Clausal Structures in the Old Bailey Corpus

from Part II - Approaches to Constructions and Constructional Change


Late Modern English (lModE) is characterised by comparatively few changes to the inventory of morphosyntactic variants (Denison 1998: 92–3). However, a great deal of linguistic change takes place in the period, as the frequencies and relative proportions of many linguistic features (e.g. the progressive and be vs. have as the perfect auxiliary with intransitive main verbs) change greatly between 1700 and 1900.