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Variation in the imperfective in Bahamian English

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Laube, Alexander
Date of publication of this fulltext: 22 Feb 2023 15:07

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The current study investigates variation in the marking of two aspectual subcategories of the imperfective in Bahamian English. First, it looks into variable auxiliary be use in progressive and future constructions, that is, the variation between full, contracted and zero be in non-past V-ing environments and related contexts. Second, the paper examines variable application of preverbal ...


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