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Ing forms and the progressive puzzle: A construction-based approach to English progressives

Title
Ing forms and the progressive puzzle: A construction-based approach to English progressives
Authors
Lee S.-A.
Ewha Authors
이승아
SCOPUS Author ID
이승아scopus
Issue Date
2007
Journal Title
Journal of Linguistics
ISSN
0022-2267JCR Link
Citation
vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 153 - 195
Indexed
SSCI; AHCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
This paper argues for a constructional approach to English progressives. On this view, progressivity is a construction-level property, rather than a lexical property of the ing forms that progressive verb phrases contain or of the auxiliary. The incompatibility of ing forms with state verbs in progressive constructions provides crucial evidence in support of the construction-based perspective, given that Stative ing forms are fully acceptable in gerundive and other ing constructions. Of course, underlying this approach is the proposal that gerund is neutralizable with present participle (Huddleston 1984, 2002b, c; Pullum 1991; Blevins 1994). A lexicalist and construction-based analysis of gerundive nominals, as in Pullum (1991) and Blevins (1994), offers a means of claiming that progressivity is a property of the combination of an auxiliary and ing participle, just as the perfect aspect is expressed by the combination of have and a past participle, as proposed in Ackerman & Webelhuth (1998) and Spencer (2001b), and implicitly in Curme (1935) and other traditional grammars. © 2007 Cambridge University Press.
DOI
10.1017/S0022226706004476
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