Aspects of Grammaticalization by Daniel Olmen, Hubert Cuyckens, Lobke Ghesquière

By Daniel Olmen, Hubert Cuyckens, Lobke Ghesquière

This quantity advances our knowing of 2 hugely debated features of grammaticalization: its relation to (inter)subjectification and its directionality. those points are studied with appreciate to such phenomena as auxiliaries, discourse markers, conjunctions, prepositions and pronouns. Bringing jointly quite a lot of languages, the gathering presents perception into the an important dimensions of grammaticalization learn.

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Like Metslang, Ziegeler examines how items in a language can grammaticalize without following the stages of the grammaticalization cline. Rather than assuming that the contact “model” language is the substrate or L1 (Heine and Kuteva 2005), the present study proposes replication of diachronic stages in the lexifier. g. on days i dont have to rush, eg, weekends. . g. And I know one professor uh . . g. Oh maybe I’m not having migraine then). This hypothesis is backed up by data from historically earlier stages of English, revealing a reflection of earlier historical stages in the use of these forms.

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