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The article reexamines the status of the so called get-passives in English. The term “get-passive” is often used to refer to constructions with the verb get and the past participle. The authors claim that this construction involves more heterogeneous types with different semantic and...
This investigation is part of the authors’ larger research project on so-called minor declarative complementizers in the history of English, that is, connectives recruited mostly in the adverbial domain that are occasionally used in complementation. The present study sheds light on the...
Despite the general societal ban on use of forms of nigger, a variant finds continued acceptance among some members of the African American community for intragroup self-reference. The present research employs quantitative and qualitative analysis of data from narratives by African American...
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