Supplement constructions in English


LVTC member Carla Bouzada Jabois has just published the volume Nonfinite supplements in the recent history of English (Peter Lang). The book explores subjectless ing- and ed-supplement constructions in the recent history of English from a corpus-based perspective, and offers a formal and semantic account of the behaviour of the construction. The analysis of this nonfinite supplements allows for a better characterisation of the periphery of the clause in terms of more and less prototypical supplements, and describes diachronic variation in Late Modern English and Presentday English along the features that characterise supplements.