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

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 20 00:20:11 EST 2017


The problem with final proposal is, is that the two examples in that
section don’t work for me.

On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 7:37 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> 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:
> >
> > 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:
> >>
> >> "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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