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Title: The return of an English pluperfect subjunctive?
Authors: Fennell, Trevor Garth
Keywords: Languages
Language Studies
linguistics
conditional
conditional perfect
grammar
Issue Date: Mar-2002
Publisher: Department of Languages, Flinders University
Citation: Fennell, Trevor G 2002. The return of an English pluperfect subjunctive? 'FULGOR', vol.1, iss.1, March.
Series/Report no.: FULGOR Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2002
Abstract: The introduction of the superfluous morpheme [әv] into past unfulfilled if-clauses in modern English raises serious questions of analysis. How is one to parse a clause like: “If I had’ve known that...”? It is proposed that the intrusive morpheme can be viewed as a marker of subjunctivity, whereby “real” and “unreal” pluperfects can be explicitly distinguished.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/83
ISSN: 1446-9219
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