Dieter Vermandere

List of John Benjamins publications for which Dieter Vermandere plays a role.


Vermandere, Dieter and Claire Meul 2016 How functionless is junk and how useful is exaptation? Probing the –I/ESC- morphemeExaptation and Language Change, Norde, Muriel and Freek Van de Velde (eds.), pp. 261–285 | Article
We address the issue of the notion of linguistic functionality in relation to exaptation. Our case is the evolution of the -i/esc- morpheme from Latin to Romance. The exaptive nature of the -i/esc- morpheme used to be considered the historical linguists’ chestnut: from Latin inchoative marker, the… read more