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dc.contributor.advisorBenson, Erica J.
dc.contributor.authorRisdal, Megan
dc.descriptionColor poster with text, charts, and graphs.en
dc.description.abstractThis study is the first to define the unique syntactic properties of I'ma (cf. I am going to). As an apparent contraction of I'm and gonna, I'ma is a combination that has yet to be understood syntactically. This study uses native speakers' judgments of acceptability to determine the rules governing it usage in different contexts.en
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Office of Research and Sponsored Programsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUSGZE AS589en
dc.subjectI'ma (The English phrase)en
dc.subjectI'm gonna (The English phrase)en
dc.subjectGrammar, Comparative and general--Syntaxen
dc.subjectEnglish language--Contractionen
dc.subjectLanguage and languages--Variationen
dc.subjectAfrican Americans--Languages--Influenceen
dc.subjectEnglish language--Dialects--Southern statesen
dc.titleI'ma Tell You 'bout I'ma : a Syntactic and Sociolinguistic Analysis of the Reduced Form of I'm Gonnaen

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