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On the Origins and Development of Periphrastic Perfects in Irish

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Ó Corráin, Ailbhe (2007) On the Origins and Development of Periphrastic Perfects in Irish. Studia Celtica Upsaliensia, 7 . pp. 187-207. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This paper offers a new analysis of the evolution of two important periphrastic constructions within the Irish verbal system. A number of problems are resolved as regards the emergence of these formations, the relationship between them and their complicated functional development. Examples of the formations are gleaned from a wide range of texts from the 12th to the 17th century and use is made of Kurylowicz’s fourth law of analogy to demonstrate how a regressive formation is ousted from its primary function and reduced to the expression of a previously subordinate function.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Irish Language and Literature
Research Institutes and Groups:Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute
ID Code:11944
Deposited By:Professor Bertie O'Corrain
Deposited On:16 Feb 2010 09:36
Last Modified:15 Aug 2012 12:06

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