Studies in English Language History in Honour of Leiv Egil Breivik
The essays are all empirical studies, based on a wide range of corpora (both historical and contemporary) and applying theoretical approaches informed by Systemic-Functional Grammar, grammaticalization theory, dependency grammar, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and corpus linguistic methods. Issues of methodology, statistics and corpus construction and annotation are also addressed in several contributions.
Gisle Andersen: The double copula revisited
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The double copula revisited
An intriguing new phenomenon in the grammar of English is the emergence of what has been called the ‘double’ or ‘reduplicative copula’ (Shapiro 1993, Tuggy 1996, Andersen 2002, Shapiro & Haley 2002), that is, sentences of the type illustrated in (1).
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