End of ADS-L Digest - 18 Jun 1994 to 19 Jun 1994 ************************************************ There are 6 messages totalling 154 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Double modals up north. 2. needs + p.p. (4) 3. Double modals (in general) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 20 Jun 1994 17:29:00 +1200 From: "George Halliday (09)483-9039" Subject: Re: Double modals up north. Brown's article is on Hawick Scots. There is also an article by the Russian linguist, Scur, on double modals in Scots in Linguistica Hafniensa 11 (1968), in which he draws attention to double modals in some other Germanic languages apart from Scots - the only one I can remember being Afrikaans. The stuff in Brown's article would apply to Scots as a whole, not just the odd dialect. It would pay people interested in Amer. dialects to look closely at Scots - a lot of the features that have been debated for the last 20 years or so = copula omission, be as a finite copula, to be deletion (I want out) - are found in Scots. George Halliday