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Syntax of Tenselessness: Tense/Mood/Aspect-Agreeing Infinitivals Anna-Lena Wiklund

Syntax of Tenselessness: Tense/Mood/Aspect-Agreeing Infinitivals

Anna-Lena Wiklund

Published January 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781282194199
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220 pages
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 About the Book 

The Syntax of Tenselessness is an in-depth investigation of verb-verb agreement phenomena in Swedish, including pseudocoordinations of the form John started and wrote John started writing and double participles of the form John had been-able written John had been able to write. The claim is that the relevant constructions involve (disguised) infinitivals that agree with the matrix clause in tense/mood/aspect, a surface reflex of restructuring. The book is an important contribution to the syntax of infinitivals, restructuring, and agreement in natural language.