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Lone pronoun tags in Early Modern English: ProTag constructions in the dramas of Jonson, Marlowe and Shakespeare

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Recent research into right-dislocated pronouns has provided details of the form and functions of lone pronoun tag (ProTag) constructions in Present Day British English. In this article, we present the first systematic investigation of ProTag constructions in an earlier variety, Early Modern English. Using as our corpus the dramatic works of Jonson, Marlowe and Shakespeare – writers already known to make use of tag questions in their works – we identified and analysed ProTag constructions. Our...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S1360674320000209

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Subgroup:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Oxford college:
Somerville College
ORCID:
0000-0003-3473-0979
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Subgroup:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
ORCID:
0000-0002-5154-4505
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
English Language and Linguistics Journal website
Publication date:
2020-06-03
Acceptance date:
2020-03-30
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EISSN:
1469-4379
ISSN:
1360-6743
Pubs id:
1098423
Local pid:
pubs:1098423

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