Part ofDifferent Slants on Grammaticalization
Edited by Sylvie Hancil and Vittorio Tantucci
[Studies in Language Companion Series 232] 2023
► pp. 263–281
Turn-taking is one of the contexts leading to innovative language use. In this article, I will explore the relationship between the emergence of grammatical patterns and intersubjectivity. Final particles belong to the category of linguistic expressions that generate the production of interactional grammar. After reviewing the various meanings of final quoi in French dictionaries, I will test the five principles of grammaticalization, namely layering, divergence, specialization, persistence and decategorization and I will try to show that the evolution of the particle cannot be restricted to the grammaticalization process.