Article published in:Multilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies
Edited by Kurt Braunmüller and Christoph Gabriel
[Hamburg Studies on Multilingualism 13] 2012
► pp. 259–280
Pseudo-coordinations in Faroese
In this article we describe the system of pseudo-coordinations in Faroese − coordinations in the verbal system in which the second conjunct appears in fact to be subordinated to the first − in the light of previous discussions of this phenomenon in Scandinavian. We discuss pseudo-coordinations − mainly, but not exclusively, with verbs of posture in the first conjunct − that have an aspectual interpretation (e.g. sit and ...); and also pseudo-coordinations where the second conjunct alternates with an infinitive clause (e.g. try and ...). We conclude with an overview of the distribution of pseudo-coordinations in Germanic, and offer some suggestions as to how they may have arisen in Faroese.
Published online: 22 August 2012
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