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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: October 2019

Chapter 8 - That’s Luck, If You Ask Me: The Rise of an Intersubjective Comment Clause

from Part II - Approaches to Constructions and Constructional Change

Summary

If you ask me is used in Present-day English (PDE hereafter) as a modalised comment on the following or preceding clause, as in these examples by linguists on the American Dialect Society Listserve Archive

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