3V1160.02 Subject and aspect: repetition expresses continued activity (3/27/81)

Peggy is very vocal and most frequently describes verbally her action. The subject of her verbal predicates is usually herself and most often is “understood.” Today she ran through the kitchen, with her BearHug, putting him through actions. She said (manipulating him the while) “Run after. Run after. Try to tag. Try to tag. Roll over. Roll over.”

Clearly the omitted subject of these predicates was BearHug. Also striking is her apparent use of single case repetition to express continuing aspect of the repeated physical actions she put the bear through.

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