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Introduction

John Whitman, Dianne Jonas, and Andrew Garrett

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

As research on syntactic change within a broadly generative framework enters its fifth decade, it is possible to look back at the development and accomplishments of this enterprise. Three ... More


Does ‘Europe’ have a common historical identity?

Anna Marchi and Alan Partington

in European Identity: What the Media Say

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199602308
eISBN:
9780191739156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602308.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

Chapter 5 returns to the vague notion of Europe described in Chapter 2, and takes a more diachronic outlook towards the question of the existence of a putative common European identity as shown in ... More


Evidence of evidentiality in the quality press 1993 and 2005

Alan Partington

in Corpora: Corpus-based Language Learning, Language Processing and Linguistics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640607
eISBN:
9780748671502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640607.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

In this chapter, a diachronic approach is adopted in the analysis of the two large SiBol newspaper corpora, in order to examine and compare the expression of evidentiality (Bednarek, 2006; Dendale ... More


How does a concessive value emerge?

Corinne Rossari

in Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681600
eISBN:
9780191761430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681600.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter focuses on French adverbial items with a concessive value, such as Fr. certes ‘certainly’, en effet, effectivement ‘actually’, d’accord ‘OK’, and soit ‘granted, so be it’, and ... More


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