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An from Old to Middle English

By Paola Crisma and Susan Pintzuk


A pilot study investigating the use of a(n) in Middle English texts, to determine whether the stage of development where a(n) acts as an overt existential operator, attested in Old english, continues into Middle English, and whether we can see the beginning of the later stage, where it is reduced to an expletive

Topics: indefinite article, Middle English
Publisher: Dept. of English, School of Communication & Culture, Aarhus University
Year: 2016
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