Valentina M. Gavranović

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Compounding in the English language has been thoroughly researched, and various descriptions and classifications have been proposed in linguistic studies. However, little attention was given to parts of speech other than nouns, adjectives and verbs. This work deals with the diachronic study of compound adverbs found in the Old and Middle English texts of the Helsinki Corpus. The compound adverbs of both periods are described and analysed in terms of their structure and meaning. The research aims at describing the development courses of compound adverbs during the two language periods.


compound adverb, word class, corpus, change

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