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Title: The 'Tautlogical Infinitive' in Coptic
Subtitle: A Structural Examination
Author(s): SHISHA-HALEVY, Ariel
Journal: Journal of Coptic Studies
Volume: 1 Date: 1990
The author studies the construction called the 'tautological', 'absolute' or 'paronomastic' infinitive, in which an infinitive is followed by a homolexemic (or otherwise related) finite verbal form, the two constituting together a single clause pattern. This construction is scanned for some of its most striking formal and functional, paradigmatic and syntagmatic aspects of significance and implication.