DOUBLE MODALS IN SCOTLAND AND THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES: TRANS-ATLANTIC INHERITANCE OR INDEPENDENT DEVELOPMENT?

DOUBLE MODALS IN SCOTLAND AND THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES: TRANS-ATLANTIC INHERITANCE OR... Folia Linguistica Historica XIV/l-2pp. 91-107 © Societas Linguistica Europaea MICHAELS. MONTGOMERY STEPHEN J. NAGLE 1. Introduction Over the past two decades linguists in Scotland, Northern England, and the American South have intensively studied how modal verbs co-occur in varieties of English spoken in these three parts of the world, äs we see in sentences 1-3. (1) (2) (3) Scots: He will can do it. (Brown 1991: 97) Northumbrian English: A good machine clipper would could do it in half a day. (Beal 1989: 7) Southern American English: / wonder if we might could get a copy of last year's fest. (Mishoe and Montgomery 1992: 18) Working independently and using various methodologies, they have detailed the auxiliary Systems in which might could and other combinations of modal verbs are regularly permitted for many Speakers. They have largely put on a systematic footing the understanding of modal combinations that were noted in Scotland first by James Murray m his 1873 grammar of Lowland Scots and first in the U.S. apparently by Joseph W. Carr 1905 in his "A List of Words from Northwest Arkansas". Beyond estabh'shing the existence of such unusual patterns, scholars on both sides of the Atlantic have http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png folia linguistica historica de Gruyter

DOUBLE MODALS IN SCOTLAND AND THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES: TRANS-ATLANTIC INHERITANCE OR INDEPENDENT DEVELOPMENT?

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Folia Linguistica Historica XIV/l-2pp. 91-107 © Societas Linguistica Europaea MICHAELS. MONTGOMERY STEPHEN J. NAGLE 1. Introduction Over the past two decades linguists in Scotland, Northern England, and the American South have intensively studied how modal verbs co-occur in varieties of English spoken in these three parts of the world, äs we see in sentences 1-3. (1) (2) (3) Scots: He will can do it. (Brown 1991: 97) Northumbrian English: A good machine clipper would could do it in half a day. (Beal 1989: 7) Southern American English: / wonder if we might could get a copy of last year's fest. (Mishoe and Montgomery 1992: 18) Working independently and using various methodologies, they have detailed the auxiliary Systems in which might could and other combinations of modal verbs are regularly permitted for many Speakers. They have largely put on a systematic footing the understanding of modal combinations that were noted in Scotland first by James Murray m his 1873 grammar of Lowland Scots and first in the U.S. apparently by Joseph W. Carr 1905 in his "A List of Words from Northwest Arkansas". Beyond estabh'shing the existence of such unusual patterns, scholars on both sides of the Atlantic have

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