Papers from the 4th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Amsterdam, April 10–13, 1985
These papers are a selection from papers presented at the 4th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (Amsterdam, 1985). Most studies deal with some aspect of an earlier stage of English, though present day varieties of English are also under investigation. Many of the papers show that there is a growing interest in the question <i>why</i> a certain change has taken place. Furthermore, the volume contains a considerable number of papers on historical syntax.