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Mon Jan 31 2005

Sum: Use of 'What it is is'

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Message 1: Use of 'What it is is'

Date: 29-Jan-2005
From: Emma Pavey <elpavey1hotmail.com>
Subject: Use of 'What it is is'


Regarding query: http://www.linguistlist.org/issues/16/16-80.html
          
                    
  
 
 Thanks for the messages in response to this posting (LINGUIST List:
 Vol-16-80. Subject: 16.80) from William Rapaport, Alex Boulton, Maryam
 Bakht-Rofheart, Joybrato Mukherjee, Mary Ellen Ryder, Patrick McLoughlin,
 and finally Karen Stanley who suggested the single copula form 'What it is,
 I changed my medication' may be related to "You know what it is?..I changed
 my migraine medication." I agree there may be a familial relationship here,
 although I think the two have slightly different functions.
 
 Since the remaining messages largely concerned the "double copula"
 constructions in general I refer readers to previous discussions on this
 broader topic which also contain useful bibliographies of relevant literature:
 
 LINGUIST List:  Vol-15-427. Mon Feb 2 2004. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject:
 15.427, Sum: English Double Copula
 
 http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-427.html
 
 LINGUIST List:  Vol-15-518. Sun Feb 8 2004. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject:
 15.518, Disc: New: ''double be'' and other non-standard BEs
 
 http://linguistlist.org/issues/15/15-518.html
 
 Thanks to those who responded,
 Emma Pavey
 
 
 Dr Emma Pavey
 elpavey1hotmail.com 
 
 Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                      Syntax
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