Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Bentley, Delia and Eythórsson, Thórhallur (2001)

Abstract

In some Italian dialects the perfect auxiliary ‘have’ is suppletive in the 2nd and 3rd singular, showing reflexes of the ‘be’ auxiliary. This substitution is attributed to avoidance of the homophony which would have obtained earlier between the 2nd and 3rd singular ‘have’ forms.

Bentley&Thor:2001
authorBentley, Delia and Eythórsson, Thórhallur
year2001
titleAlternation according to person in Italo-Romance
entrytypeincollection
editorBrinton, Laurel J.
booktitleHistorical Linguistics 1999
volume1999
addressAmsterdam/Philadelphia
publisherJohn Benjamins
pages63-74

BibTeX

@incollection{Bentley&Thor:2001,
    author = {Bentley, Delia and Eythórsson, Thórhallur},
    year = {2001},
    title = {Alternation according to person in Italo-Romance},
    booktitle = {Historical Linguistics 1999},
    editor = {Brinton, Laurel J.},
    volume = {1999},
    address = {Amsterdam/Philadelphia},
    publisher = {John Benjamins},
    pages = {63-74},
}
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