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Academic Paper

Title: How to Rank Constraints: Constraint conflict, grammatical competition, and the rise of periphrastic do
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Author: Benjamin Slade
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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.
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