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The use of periphrastic "do" in Early Modern English negative declaratives: evidence from the Helsinki Corpus

@inproceedings{Prez1997TheUO,
  title={The use of periphrastic "do" in Early Modern English negative declaratives: evidence from the Helsinki Corpus},
  author={Jos{\'e} Ram{\'o}n Varela P{\'e}rez},
  year={1997}
}
The aim of this paper is to offer a preliminary account of the emergence and development of negative sentences with auxiliary do throughout the Early Modern English period. In particular what will be examined is the general process of syntactic change that made periphrastic do obligatory when no other auxiliary verb was present in negative statements. The Early Modern sections of the Helsinki Corpus of English Texts1 (1500-1710) will serve as a basis for the description and explanation of some… 

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