The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

LFRG 9/20 - Igor Yanovich

Speaker: Igor Yanovich
Date/Time: Thursday September 20, 9:30 – 11 am
Location: 32-D831
Title: must: 15 centuries between possibility and necessity


Igor will talk about the semantic changes that must underwent from Old English to Present-Day English, mostly concentrating on what has been traditionally analyzed as a shift from a modal of permission (Old English) to a modal of obligation (Early Modern English).