Article published in:Corpus Perspectives on Patterns of Lexis
Edited by Hilde Hasselgård, Jarle Ebeling and Signe Oksefjell Ebeling
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics 57] 2013
► pp. 91–112
Has go-V ousted go-and-V?
A study of the diachronic development of both constructions in American English
Contemporary spoken American English prefers go-V to go-and-V. However, this is only a synchronic snapshot. Using the Corpus of Historical American English, the present empirical study of the diachronic development of go-and-V and go-V in 19th and 20th century American English texts shows that both constructions underwent a remarkably diverging development. Whereas go-V only started to rise significantly in frequency at the turn of the 20th century, displaying a more or less steady increase up to today’s norm, go-and-V dropped in frequency after having its peak in the second half of the 19th century. A close look at the grammatical context shows that, depending on the verb form, go-V took over from go-and-V at different stages.
Published online: 27 June 2013
Cited by 5 other publications
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