Expletive pro and misagreement in Late Middle English

Grohmann, K.K. and Ingham, R. (2009) Expletive pro and misagreement in Late Middle English. In: Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780191721267 (ISBN); 9780199560547 (ISBN)

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Abstract

This chapter deals with a grammatical phenomenon in Late Middle English here identified as Postfinite Misagreement, in which a finite singular auxiliary form co-occurs with a plural subject in post-finite position. It is proposed that an expletive subject played a role in agreement which it has not retained in standard present-day English. © individual chapters their various authors 2009. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Expletive, Late middle english, Misagreement, Number, Postverbal subject
Subjects: Q300 English studies
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA29: English Language and Literature
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 13:30
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 13:30
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2491

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