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Title:

Maria Edgeworth’s choice of auxiliary verb in perfect tenses

Creator:

Cortés, Nuria, Calvo

Keywords:

Late Modern English ; perfect tenses ; choice of auxiliary ; motion situations ; editors’ manipulation

Abstract:

The present study concentrates on Maria Edgeworth’s use of auxiliary verbs (have or be) in combination with the participle gone in perfect tenses and the possible reasons for the choice of one or the other. A corpus containing most of her novels and moral tales was compiled and all the examples in which gone appeared were extracted and later analysed manually. The results show a clear preference for be, even in her later works, dating from when have was already well-established in the language as the auxiliary verb for perfect tenses. As for the reasons, while Maria Edgeworth was thought to have been influenced by the Irish English variety in her choice, a comparison between her use of auxiliaries in the narrative sections of her works and in the voice of the characters might indicate a possible manipulation by editors or an intention to show differences in speech. Similarly, it is also likely that some of the components of motion situations may have motivated her choices

Place of publishing:

Kielce

Physical description:

s. 205-225

ISSN:

2299-5900

Publisher:

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach

Date issued:

2020

Type:

tekst

Format:

application/pdf

Identifier:

doi:10.25951/4364

Language:

angielski

Is part of:

Token : A Journal of English Linguistics

Has part:

vol. 10/2020

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