The function of have

  title={The function of have},
  author={Elizabeth Ritter and Sara Thomas Rosen},
Abstract This paper proposes a unified analysis of all uses of main verb have , including causative and experiencer readings, alienable and inalienable possession, the locational reading, and is extended to account for properties of auxiliary have . Our analysis is based on the assumption that the lexical representation of have has no independent semantic content. By this we mean that it lacks the lexical semantic content generally associated with main verbs that mean ‘cause’, ‘experience… CONTINUE READING