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Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN 1566-5852
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9854
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Abstract

This article deals with directive performatives in Old English. Using the Old English section of the Helsinki Corpus, it examines their frequency, their distribution across text types and their major functions. In addition, the data are compared with their Latin sources and with the frequency of directive performatives in the Modern English LOB Corpus. The results suggest that directive performatives were much more frequent in Old English, with Modern English showing a clear tendency to avoid face-threatening performatives.
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2000-01-01
2019-12-06
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  • Article Type: Research Article
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