“Here Comes Me” and Other Accusative Subjects

A prinout of an old LL post by Arnold Zwicky surfaced somehow on my desk recently. Zwicky analyzes the quote “here comes me,” which he heard on a radio interview. After some useful background on the “fronted motional adverbial” and the ambiguous cases of free-standing pronouns, Zwicky suggests that the solution may be a “paratactic arrangement” in inverted motion construction. It’s a good read, and no doubt will spur a dissertation or two among linguistics students!

Posted by Nathan Bierma on 08/24 at 12:58 PM
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