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LINGUIST List 19.90

Wed Jan 09 2008

Qs: Gonna Wanna

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        1.    Stefan Dollinger, Gonna Wanna

Message 1: Gonna Wanna
Date: 07-Jan-2008
From: Stefan Dollinger <dstefaninterchange.ubc.ca>
Subject: Gonna Wanna
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Hello everybody:
I've been noticing a double modal-like construction in Canadian English
recently, of the ''You are gonna wanna see this''. I know it's also used in
American English, but I was wondering whether you might know of any studies
that specifically deal with this (new?) double modal. Most studies I know
deal with gonna
I'd be grateful for any hints for literature, also for ancedotal snippets
and evidence.

I'll post a summary.

Thanks a lot,

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

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