"That being..."

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Fri Jun 30 19:28:46 UTC 2006

On Jun 29, 2006, at 8:04 PM, Alison Murie wrote:

> ... A little like the incomplete "as far as."

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

one of the authors of this paper thinks they had quotes back to the
19th century.  the bibliography hounds are on the trail...


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