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Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory$
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Paola Crisma and Giuseppe Longobardi

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199560547

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.001.0001

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Downward reanalysis and the rise of stative HAVE got

Downward reanalysis and the rise of stative HAVE got

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(p.212) 13 Downward reanalysis and the rise of stative HAVE got
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Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory
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Heidi Quinn

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0013

This chapter presents evidence from the diachronic development of stative have (got) which suggests that, like grammaticalization, downward reanalysis may affect individual lexical items and involve a category change. In the case of have, the reanalysis from a functional (Pred) to a lexical head (V) was arguably triggered by analogy.

Keywords:   downward reanalysis, grammaticalization, PredP, analogy, Copy Spell‐Out

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