cannot: OED pronunciation again

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 18 02:28:44 UTC 2005

At 5:41 PM -0800 1/17/05, Arnold M. Zwicky wrote:
>On Jan 17, 2005, at 4:02 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>>On Jan 17, 2005, at 1:49 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>>>... As far as the Johnny Mac sort of case
>>Et _tu_, Laurentie?! Nope, it can't be happening. Clearly, "[a]s far as
>>the Johnny Mac sort of case...." must be a lapsus for "[a]s for the
>>Johnny Mac sort of case...."
>Rickford, John R.; Thomas A. Wasow; Norma Mendoza-Denton; & Juli
>Espinoza. 1995. Syntactic variation and change in progress: Loss of the
>verbal coda in topic-restricting _as far as_ constructions. Lg
>arnold, *not* a co-author

Aha--there I am in the vanguard again.  Either that, or it was a
lapsus.  I forget which.


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