query: extra IS

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue May 8 08:18:02 UTC 2001

By plugging "The problem is is that" into Alta Vista, I got over 400

Benjamin Barrett

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society
> [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
> Of Arnold Zwicky
> one of my grad students has been looking into "extra IS"
> sentences,
> like
>   The problem is is that we have to leave at 10.
> bolinger 1986 is the only source we have on the phenomenon; does
> anyone know anything else?

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