By Raffaella Zanuttini,Laurence Horn
The 9 contributions gathered during this quantity fall lower than a couple of overlapping issues: edition within the expression of negation and modality (the "so do not I" building in jap New England, unfavorable auxiliary inversion in declaratives in African-American and southern white English, a number of modals in southern speech, the "needs washed" building within the Pittsburgh area); pronouns and reflexives (transitive expletives in Appalachia, own dative structures within the Southern/Mountain states, long-distance reflexives within the Minnesota Iron Range); and the relation among linguistic version and language swap (the upward push of "drama SO" between more youthful audio system, the trouble in setting up which phenomena cluster jointly and will be defined by means of a unmarried element of parametric variation). those chapters delve into the syntactic research of person phenomena, and the editors' advent and afterword contextualize the problems and discover their semantic, pragmatic, and sociolinguistic implications.
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