García-Lorenzo, Juan Carlos Books
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. This study aims to offer clear exemplification of finite complement clauses during this decisive period. Methodologically, this is a corpus-based study, as this seems to be the most adequate approach for primarily descriptive research. The first chapters discuss verb complementation, while the following chapters introduce and analyze complements to adjectives and noun complementation. In short, this book offers a description of sentential complementation in early Modern English. In addition, it also includes an analysis of the synchronic and diachronic aspects of the syntax of these structures.