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One may sometimes get the impression that (inter)subjectification is regarded as an aspect of grammaticalization, so that (roughly speaking) the more (inter)subjective an expression has become, the more grammaticalized it is. We propose that the two phenomena are better understood as clearly...
In this paper, we argue that an expanded conception of the distinction between speaker-oriented and subject-oriented inferences is crucial for understanding the motivations and mechanisms of semantic change in grammaticalization and subjectification, on the one hand, and for clarifying the links...
This article proposes an analysis of the historical changes in the aspectual system of Greek as a process of grammaticalization and subjectification, thus challenging the traditional view of Greek verbal aspect as a stable and in fact extremely conservative category, possibly very close to that...
This article presents a corpus-based analysis of the semantic developments of the three most “prototypical” Dutch modals, kunnen ‘can’, mogen ‘may’, and moeten ‘must’. It focuses on the implications for current concepts of (inter)subjectification. The three modals turn out not to behave in a...
This diachronic study intends to trace the origin and development of the intensifying adverb dead. By means of a selective collocational analysis, the paper shows how dead has followed a parallel path of development to other intensifiers, namely descriptive meanings > subjective or affective...
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