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Indebted probably to Boethius, the medieval mind was well aware of the distinction between existential and copulative use of "be", devoting a good bulk of work to its explication (Marenbon 1988:33, 108ff.
Coordinate [sic] conjunctions are of four kinds: (1) COPULATIVE, coupling or uniting words and expressions in the same line of thought; as and, also, as well as, moreover, etc.
In her introduction to Flaubert's book, translator Mrosovsky interprets the interaction of the Chimera and the Sphinx as copulative.
23) But there are also some exceptions, situations "in which the conjunction 'or' is held equivalent in meaning to the copulative conjunction 'and.
There is also a third type of PV that should be mentioned--which however is not taken into account in this study--called copulative (Viberg 1984) or flip PVs (Rogers 1974).
This copulative methodology allows the cultural history of British religious and political nonconformity to emerge in vibrant readings of Barbauld's devotional writings, Godwin's memoirs of Wollstonecraft, Coleridge's conversation poems, and Thalaba, Southey's Orientalist epic.
Or "In-house, back-scratch, his'n'her poetics"--coming at the same question by the copulative dorsal fin.
21) But there are also some recognized situations "in which the conjunction 'or' is held equivalent in meaning to the copulative conjunction 'and.