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Old English verbs of prohibition. Grammatical behaviour and class membership
SELIM: Journal of the Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature
The aim of this article is to determine if the Old English verbs bewerian, forbēodan, foresacan, forwiernan, stīeran and tōcweþān constitute a unified class of prohibition. The theoretical model is provided by the framework of verb classes and alternations, as well as by Role and Reference Grammar. Class membership requires not only similar meaning components but also shared grammatical behaviour. While bewerian, forbēodan and forwyrnan are found in three syntactic configurations, and in thedoi:10.17811/selim.24.2019.1-28 fatcat:wjanvwtnwbavjmnvuo7yl2lqbu