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 October 2021.  v, 251 pp.
Publishing status: Printing
Table of Contents
Modality in Diachronic Construction Grammar: Long-standing questions, new perspectives
Martin Hilpert, Bert Cappelle and Ilse Depraetere
1–11
Contractions, constructions and constructional change: Investigating the constructionhood of English modal contractions from a diachronic perspective
Robert Daugs
12–52
Exploring relative degrees of auxiliarization empirically in German modal constructions with wissen and verstehen : Does host class expansion provide enough evidence?
Volodymyr Dekalo
53–80
Grammaticalization of verdienen into an auxiliary marker of deontic modality: An item-driven usage-based approach
Gabriele Diewald, Volodymyr Dekalo and Dániel Czicza
81–122
The diachrony of Galician certamente and seguramente : A case of grammatical constructionalization
Vitor Miguez Rego
123–148
Unfolding constructions: Postmodal auxiliaries in mirative complement patterns
Rea Peltola
149–184
Horizontal links within and between paradigms: The constructional network of reported directives in German
Elena Smirnova
185–218
Constructionalization of Japanese koto imperatives
Etsuyo Yuasa
219–246
Index
247–251
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021027379 | Marc record