Title: In absolute detail: the development of English absolute constructions from adverbial to additional-context marker
Authors: van de Pol, Nikki
Cuyckens, Hubert #
Issue Date: 23-May-2013
Conference: ICAME edition:34 location:Santiago de Compostella date:22-26 May 2013
Abstract: The AC is still commonly described as expressing the same range of semantic relationships with its matrix clause as finite adverbial subordinate clauses (e.g. cause, anteriority, concession etc.) and is hence considered on a par with adverbials. However, in this presentation it is hypothesized that the expression of these adverbial relations by ACs has become secondary in PDE, in that a substantial number of ACs have come to express meanings which are less clearly adverbial. As a result, ACs in PDE now express the general function of 'marker of any additional contextual information.’
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Functional and Cognitive Linguistics: Grammar and Typology (FunC), Leuven
# (joint) last author

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