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Journal Title: Linguistic Variation
Volume/Issue:   13 / 1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 132 pp.

Table of Contents

Negative Concord in English
Frances Blanchette
1 – 47

The synchronic and diachronic status of English light verbs
Marion Elenbaas
48 – 80

New arguments for verb cluster formation at PF and a right-branching VP: Evidence from verb doubling and cluster penetrability
Martin Salzmann
81 – 132
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): West Germanic
LL Issue: 25.189