Bridget Copley

List of John Benjamins publications for which Bridget Copley plays a role.


Copley, Bridget and Isabelle Roy 2015 Deriving the readings of French être en train deRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2013: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Amsterdam 2013, Aboh, Enoch O., Jeannette Schaeffer and Petra Sleeman (eds.), pp. 103–118 | Article
French être en train de (êetd, lit. ‘be.inf in the midst of’), generally considered to be the French progressive, has a reading in which the speaker expresses a negative attitude toward the described event. However, not all readings have this expressive meaning. Curiously, the “neutral” reading is… read more