Bilingual Verb Constructions in Southwestern Spani…

ABSTRACT The Spanish of the southwestern United States employs a unique bilingual verb paradigm containing the auxiliary hacer (do) with an English bare infinitive. The discourse motivators for this construction follow what has been reported by other scholars on language contact (e.g. Zentella 1997 and Silva-Corvalan 1983), but the syntactic structure belies any sense of “typical” borrowing or…


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