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Academic Paper


Title: How to Rank Constraints: Constraint conflict, grammatical competition, and the rise of periphrastic do
Paper URL: http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,0,4-0-22-33384071-0,0.html
Author: Benjamin Slade
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Homepage: http://www.jnanam.net/slade/
Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Linguistic Field: Historical Linguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: This paper investigates the development of periphrastic _do_ in the history of English. From the distribution of the spread of _do_-support across different syntactic contexts (interrogatives, negatives, etc.) we posit certain changes in the underlying grammar. The work is carried out under the Optimality-Theoretic framework.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: in _Optimality Theory and Language Change_. D. Eric Holt, ed. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 337-385.
URL: http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,0,4-0-22-33384071-0,0.html
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