Auxiliary selection and counterfactuality in the history of English and Germanic

The retreat of BE as perfect auxiliary in the history of English is examined. Corpus data are presented showing that the initial advance of HAVE was most closely connected to a restriction against BE in past counterfactu
The retreat of BE as perfect auxiliary in the history of English is examined. Corpus data are presented showing that the initial advance of HAVE was most closely connected to a restriction against BE in past counterfactuals. Other factors which have been reported to favor the spread of HAVE are either dependent on the counterfactual effect, or significantly weaker in comparison. It is argued that the effect can be traced to the semantics of the BE perfect, which denoted resultativity rather than anteriority proper. Related data from other older Germanic and Romance languages are presented, and finally implications for existing theories of auxiliary selection stemming from the findings presented are discussed.
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Author:Thomas McFadden, Artemis Alexiadou
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1108545
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2008/09/24
Year of first Publication:2008
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2008/09/24
SWD-Keyword:Deutsch ; Englisch ; Hilfsverb
Source:http://ifla.uni-stuttgart.de/institut/mitarbeiter/tom/project/papers/cgsw20pap.pdf ; Comparative Studies in Germanic Syntax, hrsg.v. Jutta M. Hartmann/Lászloacute Molnárfi (Amsterdam 2006), S. 237-262
HeBIS PPN:205650848
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Sprachgeschichte / History of language
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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