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Query:   2nd Summary: Complementizers
Author:  Neil Salmond
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Historical Linguistics

Summary:   Hi all,

I've had a couple more replies to my query since my last
summary. Here's the main bits:

Thomas Ernst <ternst@indiana.edu>
You might ... be interested to look at a 1982 Indiana
University dissertation by Evan Smith, "Relative THAT and
AS: A Study in Category Change".

Stanley Dubinsky <DUBINSK@VM.SC.EDU>
Recategorization of prepositions as complementizers
(Linguistic Inquiry 26.125-137) by myself and Kemp Williams
deals with recategorization of temporal prepositions as
complementizers, and brings dialect and historical evidence
to bear on the issue.

I must admit that I haven't had the time to follow up all of
these sources, but those that I have I have found to be most

Thanks again,
- Neil

LL Issue: 10.1838
Date Posted: 01-Dec-1999
Original Query: Read original query


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