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Dialect syntax as a testbed for models of innovation and change: Modals and negative concord in the Syntactic Atlas of Welsh Dialects

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This paper introduces the pilot project for the Syntactic Atlas of Welsh Dialects, setting out the procedures for data collection and sketching a case study for one variable within the dataset, namely the patterns of negative concord found with the negative modal cau ‘won’t’. This item is a relatively recent innovation, and it is currently undergoing increasing integration into the negative concord system. The atlas fieldwork establishes current patterns of dialect variation, showing signific...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.5334/gjgl.844

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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Author
Publisher:
Open Library of the Humanities Publisher's website
Journal:
Glossa Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Article number:
31
Publication date:
2019-02-22
Acceptance date:
2019-01-24
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EISSN:
2397-1835
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1131463
Local pid:
pubs:1131463
Deposit date:
2022-01-05

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