Pseudo-coordinations in Faroese

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In this article we describe the system of pseudo-coordinations in Faroese &#8722; coordinations in the verbal system in which the second conjunct appears in fact to be subordinated to the first &#8722; in the light of previous discussions of this phenomenon in Scandinavian. We discuss pseudo-coordinations &#8722; mainly, but not exclusively, with verbs of posture in the first conjunct &#8722; that have an aspectual interpretation (e.g. <i>sit and ...</i>); and also pseudo-coordinations where the second conjunct alternates with an infinitive clause (e.g. <i>try and ...</i>). We conclude with an overview of the distribution of pseudo-coordinations in Germanic, and offer some suggestions as to how they may have arisen in Faroese.


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