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Query:   Use of 'What it is is'
Author:  Emma Pavey
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Discourse Analysis
Syntax

Summary:   THANKS FOR THE MESSAGES IN RESPONSE TO THIS POSTING (LINGUIST LIST:
VOL-16-80. SUBJECT: 16.80) FROM WILLIAM RAPAPORT, ALEX BOULTON, MARYAM
BAKHT-ROFHEART, JOYBRATO MUKHERJEE, MARY ELLEN RYDER, PATRICK MCLOUGHLIN,
AND FINALLY KAREN STANLEY WHO SUGGESTED THE SINGLE COPULA FORM ‘WHAT IT IS,
I CHANGED MY MEDICATION’ MAY BE RELATED TO ‘YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS?..I CHANGED
MY MIGRAINE MEDICATION.’ I AGREE THERE MAY BE A FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIP HERE,
ALTHOUGH I THINK THE TWO HAVE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS.

SINCE THE REMAINING MESSAGES LARGELY CONCERNED THE ‘DOUBLE COPULA’
CONSTRUCTIONS IN GENERAL I REFER READERS TO PREVIOUS DISCUSSIONS ON THIS
BROADER TOPIC WHICH ALSO CONTAIN USEFUL BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF RELEVANT LITERATURE:

LINGUIST LIST: VOL-15-427. MON FEB 2 2004. ISSN: 1068-4875. SUBJECT:
15.427, SUM: ENGLISH DOUBLE COPULA

HTTP://LINGUISTLIST.ORG/ISSUES/15/15-427.HTML

LINGUIST LIST: VOL-15-518. SUN FEB 8 2004. ISSN: 1068-4875. SUBJECT:
15.518, DISC: NEW: ''DOUBLE BE'' AND OTHER NON-STANDARD BES

HTTP://LINGUISTLIST.ORG/ISSUES/15/15-518.HTML

THANKS TO THOSE WHO RESPONDED,
EMMA PAVEY


DR EMMA PAVEY
ELPAVEY1@HOTMAIL.COM

LL Issue: 16.288
Date Posted: 31-Jan-2005
Original Query: Read original query