ERIC Number: EJ450134
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
On the Interpretation of VP Inversion in American English.
Birner, Betty J,; Ward, Gregory L.
Journal of Linguistics, v28 n1 p1-12 Mar 1992
Demonstrates how syntactic constraints interact in the interpretation of Verb Phrase inversion. Specifically, it is shown that the auxiliary "be" is unique among auxiliary verbs in allowing VP inversion. (38 references) (VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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