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LINGUIST List 18.2685

Fri Sep 14 2007

Qs: English Supercompound Constructions

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        1.    Dmitri Sitchinava, English Supercompound Constructions


Message 1: English Supercompound Constructions
Date: 14-Sep-2007
From: Dmitri Sitchinava <dmsichinavayandex.ru>
Subject: English Supercompound Constructions
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Dear Colleagues,

I study typologically the so-called ''supercompoud forms'' and I would like
to ask you whether any paper exist on an English supercompound construction
alike to the French passé surcomposé or German ''Perfekt II'', viz. ''I
have had done'', ''he has had seen'' and the like.

It is rather frequently attested in the Internet, as Google shows, although
it seems to be hardly normative. Here this constuction is rejected as
''wrong'':
http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/general-language-discussions/432-difference-between-have-had-done-have-done-did.html

Is anything known about socio-linguistic or territorial status of its spread?

Thank you in advance.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
                            Typology



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