LINGUIST List 5.164

Sat 12 Feb 1994

Disc: Double modals

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  2. "I. Plag", Re: 5.131 Qs: Textual Materials, Double Modal, Instituto de Verano

Message 1: Double modals

Date: Wed, 9 Feb 1994 09:18:08 +Double modals
From: Laurie Bauer <Laurie.Bauervuw.ac.nz>
Subject: Double modals

Since my e-mail to JOYCE.NEU.420-5185.CCJN.AT.EMUVM1TAMVM1.TAMU.EDU has
been returned 'No such user', I am forwarding the following direct to
LINGUIST.

Double modals are found in the U/K in Tyneside and in Scotland. Keith
Brown and Jim Miller wrote something about Scottish English grammar
covering them a few years ago. I'm sure someone else will provide the
relevant reference. The Tyneside one are dealt with in a PhD thesis by
Christine MacDonald from Newcastle University
(Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England) ca. 1981. If that's not a sufficient
reference, I might could find more details for you, or at least the
author's current address.

Laurie.BAUERvuw.ac.nz
Department of Linguistics, Victoria University, PO Box 600, Wellington, New
Zealand
Ph: +64 4 472 1000 x 8800 Fax: +64 4 471 2070
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Message 2: Re: 5.131 Qs: Textual Materials, Double Modal, Instituto de Verano

Date: Wed, 9 Feb 94 12:28:30 +02Re: 5.131 Qs: Textual Materials, Double Modal, Instituto de Verano
From: "I. Plag" <plagPapin.HRZ.Uni-Marburg.DE>
Subject: Re: 5.131 Qs: Textual Materials, Double Modal, Instituto de Verano


In some dialects of English double modal constructions are frequent, and
indeed have been looked at:

Beal, Joan (1989) The grammar of Tyneside and Northumbrian English, in
J. and L. Milroy (ed.) Regional variation in British English syntax.
London: Economic and Social Research Council.

Brown, Keith (1991) Double modals in Hawick Scots, in Trudgill/
Chambers (eds.) Dialects of English: Studies in grammatical variation.
London: Longman.

Mishoe, Margaret, and Miachael Montgomery (1992) The pragmatics of multiple
modals in North and South Carolina. Ms.

Nagle, Stephen, and Michael Montgomery (1992) Double modals in Scotland and
the Southern United States: Trans-Atlantic inheritance or independent
development? Paper given at SLE, Galway.

Ingo Plag


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