Modality and Diachronic Construction Grammar

Editors
| Université de Neuchâtel
| Université de Lille
| Université de Lille
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ISBN 9789027209498 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
 
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This volume explores how Diachronic Construction Grammar can shed new light on changes in a central and well-researched domain of grammar, namely modality. Its main goal is to show how constructional analyses can help us address some of the long-standing questions that have informed discussions of modal expressions and their development, and to illustrate the processes that are involved in these developments on the basis of data from languages such as English, Finnish, French, Galician, German, and Japanese. The studies in this volume are organized around three interrelated topics. The first of these concerns the organization of modal constructions in a network. A second focus area of the studies in this volume concerns the developmental pathways that modal constructions follow diachronically. The third topic that ties the contributions of this volume together is the contrast between constructionalization and constructional change.
[Constructional Approaches to Language, 32]  Expected November 2021.  v, 248 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Modality in Diachronic Construction Grammar: Long-standing questions, new perspectives
Martin Hilpert, Bert Cappelle and Ilse Depraetere
Contractions, constructions and constructional change: Investigating the constructionhood of English modal contractions from a diachronic perspective
Robert Daugs
Exploring relative degrees of auxiliarization empirically in German modal constructions with wissen and verstehen : Does host class expansion provide enough evidence?
Volodymyr Dekalo
Grammaticalization of verdienen into an auxiliary marker of deontic modality: An item-driven usage-based approach
Gabriele Diewald, Volodymyr Dekalo and Czicza Dániel
The diachrony of Galician certamente and seguramente : A case of grammatical constructionalization
Vitor Miguez Rego
Unfolding constructions: Postmodal auxiliaries in mirative complement patterns
Rea Peltola
Horizontal links within and between paradigms: The constructional network of reported directives in German
Elena Smirnova
Constructionalization of Japanese koto imperatives
Etsuyo Yuasa
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax