Tue Apr 22 17:54:23 UTC 1997

I have finally sorted out a problem that was preventing me from posting
to FUNKNET. I wanted to join the ranks of those who find 'are'
grammatical and 'do' ungrammatical in the 'if you ___' slot. I can,
however, like totally see how someone would find 'do' grammatical.

And since when does a verb (viz., 'be') have to be in either one category
or another? One of the major points of cognitivist linguistics is that
category membership is not .. well, categorical!

Johanna Rubba   Assistant Professor, Linguistics              ~
English Department, California Polytechnic State University   ~
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407                                     ~
Tel. (805)-756-2184  E-mail: jrubba at oboe.aix.calpoly.edu      ~

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