[Ads-l] Reality-TV dialogue, cop to suspect: _is is_

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Feb 16 19:37:46 EST 2017


Or for a bit more detail: http://microsyntax.sites.yale.edu/double-is

LH


> On Feb 16, 2017, at 6:39 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> I find myself doing it, too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_copula <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_copula>
> 
>> On 16 Feb 2017, at 13:44, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>> "What you’re telling me, then, is, is that you took a gun with you, even
>> though your intention was merely to chat with him."
>> 
>> This kind of thing sounds bizarre, when I hear it. Yet, the fact of the
>> matter is, is that I’m an is-is speaker myself. Clearly, it’s not bizarre
>> to me when I say it, though it is, when I write it.
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