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Authors:Anna-Lena Wiklund:
Publication title:Dubbelsupinums eventuella föregångare
Conference:Svenskans beskrivning 24. Förhandlingar vid Tjugofjärde sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Article No.:026
Abstract:In this paper I summarise the results of an investigation of Swedish texts from the period 1200-1800 with respect to the presence vs. absence of parasitic participles: verbs appearing in the participial form instead of the infinitival form when embedded under a participle. The main results of the study show that parasitic participles arise as soon as infinitive selecting verbs are being used in participial form (end of 14th century). The construction type increases in frequency in Early Modern Swedish until it suddenly disappears in the 18th century texts. It is proposed that its disappearance is due to the standardisation of written language; also visible in other contexts during this period. It is further observed that the older construction type differs from the one found in present-day Swedish in being limited to irrealis context. The connection with irrealis is confirmed by similar constructions in other Germanic languages.
No. of pages:13
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

Anna-Lena Wiklund (1999). Dubbelsupinums eventuella föregångare, Svenskans beskrivning 24. Förhandlingar vid Tjugofjärde sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning;article=026 (accessed 2/7/2016)