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Title:Dialectal variation and diachronic development of try-complementation
Author(s):Ross, Daniel
Subject(s):Linguistics
English
Historical Linguistics
Syntax
Complementation
try
Pseudocoordination
Grammaticalization
Dialectal variation
Abstract:English try can select a wide range of verbal complementation patterns, especially when dialectal variation is considered. This article presents an overview of these complement types. The goals are threefold: first, to present the variant forms with examples, citing previous literature; second, to establish a timeline for the development of verbal complementation with try, with a focus on the pseudocoordination pattern; and third, to consider variants found in modern dialects. Although this work is descriptive in nature rather than theoretical, the data presented here have implications for syntactic theory and future research and also establish a foundation for comparison with other languages.
Issue Date:2013
Publisher:Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers 2013: 108-147
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/46461
ISSN:0049-2388
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 Daniel Ross
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-12-29


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