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ERIC Number: EJ583947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-3945
The Birth of a Variant: Evidence for a Tripartite Negative Past "Be" Paradigm.
Hazen, Kirk
Language Variation and Change, v10 n3 p221-44 1998
Evidence from Warren County, North Carolina suggests a three-variant distinction for negative forms (i.e., wasn't, weren't, and won't). Throughout the history of sociological investigation, two types of variant have been noted: a sociolinguistic and a linguistic. In Warren County, "won't" functions as both types. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina