Auxiliary Verbs in \( \bar X \)-Theory

  • Karen Zagona
Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 13)


In this chapter, I will examine basic constructions involving perfective have and progressive be, such as those in (1)—(2), with respect to the phrase structure of the verbal predicate(s) of IP:
  1. (1)

    John has read that book.

  2. (2)

    John is reading that book.



Main Verb External Governor Phrase Structure Rule Auxiliary Verb Tense Feature 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Zagona
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Romance Languages and LiteratureUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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