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Diachronic Change in the English Passive


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Junichi Toyota
    Pages 1-7
  3. Junichi Toyota
    Pages 8-50
  4. Junichi Toyota
    Pages 94-114
  5. Junichi Toyota
    Pages 115-147
  6. Junichi Toyota
    Pages 148-184
  7. Junichi Toyota
    Pages 185-218
  8. Junichi Toyota
    Pages 219-237
  9. Junichi Toyota
    Pages 238-245
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 246-286

About this book


In this coherent historical development of the passive voice in English, the main argument deals not only with the passive per se, but also with its related constructions, which can play vital parts in identifying both functional and structural motivations for creating the passive.


diachronic Index passive passive voice

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Lund UniversitySweden

About the authors

JUNICHI TOYOTA  is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Lund, Sweden. His research interests cover a wide range of disciplines, including linguistics, anthropology and cognitive science. His publications are mainly focused on historical linguistics and cognitive linguistics, but also deal with evolution of human linguistic ability.

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