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The status of passive constructions in Old English

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In Old English, passive-type constructions involving a copula and a passive participle could be used to express both events and states. Two different types of copula are found in these constructions: weorðan, meaning ‘become’ and wesan and beon, meaning ‘be’. There has been some dispute as to how the meaning of these copulas relates to the meaning of the construction as a whole, in both its eventive and its stative uses, and whether any of these constructions was grammaticalized in the sens...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1111/1467-968X.12101

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Oxford, SSD, Said Business School
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Wiley Publisher's website
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Transactions of the Philological Society Journal website
Volume:
116
Issue:
1
Pages:
59-90
Publication date:
2017-04-20
Acceptance date:
2017-02-11
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1467-968X
ISSN:
0079-1636
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pubs:680848
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uri:0671ac99-83c2-485d-97a1-1eb0b2f71e43
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uuid:0671ac99-83c2-485d-97a1-1eb0b2f71e43
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