García-Lorenzo, Juan Carlos
Dr. Juan Carlos García-Lorenzo was born in Lugo, Spain, in 1962. He received his PhD in English Philology from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2001, and has been a Teaching Assistant at the Department of English. He has published a number of articles on historical English syntax. His current research is focused on historical linguistics and generative syntax.2004 0-7734-6273-2
This is an analysis on the system of finite complement clauses in early Modern English which is meant to be a contribution both to historical syntax and to the study of John Lyly’s euphuistic language. It is also a contribution to a more ambitious research programme on corpus-based historical linguistics, part of which has already been carried out at the Department of English of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) by a team of scholars led by Professor Teresa Fanego. Despite its importance for the history of the English language, the early Modern English period (1500-1700), the stage when many of the characteristic structures of present-day English developed, has always been the Cinderella of historical linguistics.