Title: Complex subordinators derived from noun complement clauses: grammaticalization and paradigmaticity
Authors: Brems, Lieselotte * ×
Davidse, Kristin * #
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Series Title: Acta Linguistica Hafniensia. International Journal of Linguistics vol:42 issue:1 pages:101-116
Conference: SLE (Societas Linguistica Europaea) edition:42 location:Lisbon date:9-12 September 2009
Abstract: In this article, we investigate the development of complex subordinators from noun complement clauses in English, basing ourselves on the analysis of synchronic data from the COBUILD corpus. We first present a breadth study of complex subordinators originating in “in + NP+ that/of-clause”-syntagms and show how these align themselves with oppositions within the causal, temporal and comparative subordinator paradigms. We then offer an in-depth study of the cluster of strings “in (the) hope(s) that/of”, arguing that the subordinators they yield enter as marked members into the subparadigm of purposive conjunctions, which they semantically enrich through lexical
and structural persistence.
ISSN: 0374-0463
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Functional and Cognitive Linguistics: Grammar and Typology (FunC), Leuven
* (joint) first author
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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