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2009.12.27 (14:23:36)

Kim, Hyeree. 2002. On the history of ‘when’ and ‘then’. The History of English, 14. Examined are the historical developments of the Old English time conjunctions/adverbs þa and þonne, both of which roughly meant ‘when’ as a conjunction and ‘then’ as an adverb. In the course of its history, þa has disappeared from standard English. And þonne has lost the category of conjunction and now become the adverb then. In Middle English, when, originally an interrogative adverb, started to extend its function to include the conjunction role. This paper first investigates syntactic and semantic properties of each of þa, þonne and when in both Old and Middle English on the basis of textual sources. Then it attempts to account for linguistic motivations behind the related historical changes

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