What Is Suppletion? On *Goed and on Went in Modern English

Richard S. Kayne

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    Abstract

    The term ‘suppletion’ is appropriate for went/*goed, but only if that term is taken to be an informal descriptive term that hides a rich set of phonological and morphosyntactic properties that underlie each of went and *goed taken separately. No direct blocking relation between went and *goed is called for. The notion of verbal theme vowel is central.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)434-454
    Number of pages21
    JournalTransactions of the Philological Society
    Volume117
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 1 2019

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Language and Linguistics
    • Linguistics and Language

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