\I'm done my homework." { Case assignment in a stative passive

  title={\I'm done my homework." \{ Case assignment in a stative passive},
  author={Josef Fruehwald and Neil Myler},
We present an analysis of an understudied construction found in Philadelphian and Canadian English, and also in certain Vermont varieties. In this construction, the participle of certain verbs can appear along with a form of the verb be and a DP complement, producing strings like I’m done my homework, I’m finished my fries, and (in Vermont) I’m started the project. We show that the participle in the construction is an adjectival passive, not a perfect construction. We further argue that the… 

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  • M. Tyler
  • Linguistics
    Glossa: a journal of general linguistics
  • 2019
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