Homonymy in the English verbal paradigm

Huddleston, Rodney (1975) Homonymy in the English verbal paradigm. Lingua, 37 2-3: 151-176. doi:10.1016/0024-3841(75)90048-0


Author Huddleston, Rodney
Title Homonymy in the English verbal paradigm
Journal name Lingua   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0024-3841
1872-6135
Publication date 1975-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0024-3841(75)90048-0
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 37
Issue 2-3
Start page 151
End page 176
Total pages 26
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Modern structural grammars of English have typically postulated much less homonymy in the verbal paradigm than traditional grammars - partly because of a shift from the word-and-paradigm model, partly because distinctions overtly marked in one verb are no longer necessarily carried over into the paradigms of all verbs. This paper defends the traditional practice of extending to all verbs the mood distinction phonologically marked in he was versus he were, but argues againts analysing the latter as the past tense counterpart of he be. The distinction of are versus be is likewise generalised, but the concordial distinctions of am versus are and indicative was versus were are not.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Languages and Cultures Publications
 
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