Edited by Alastair Walker, Eric Hoekstra, Goffe Jensma, Wendy Vanselow, Willem Visser and Christoph Winter
[NOWELE Supplement Series 33] 2022
► pp. 197–216
Progressive constructions have been studied across a range of West Germanic languages but not yet in Saterland Frisian. Over five-hundred sentences of the an’t-progressive, collected from Saterland Frisian spoken and written materials, form the core of this study. Based on the surveyed material, the main characteristics of the construction are identified and explained: usage, types of verbs employed, noun incorporation, and how the an’t-progressive interacts with the postural verb progressive construction. The research complements earlier studies that investigated equivalents of the an’t-progressive construction in West Frisian and North Frisian as well as in varieties of German, Dutch and Afrikaans.
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Article language: German