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See detailCharting ongoing change: the emergent complex subordinators the moment (that) and for fear (that)
Davidse, Kristin; Brems, Lieselotte ULg; Smith, Adam

in e-Varieng: Exploring Recent Diachrony: Corpus Studies of Lexicogrammar and Language Practices in Late Modern English (in press)

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See detailA typology of lexical and grammaticalized uses of Russian tip
Kolyaseva, Alena ULg; Davidse, Kristin

in Leuven Working Papers in Linguistics (2016), (29), 171-210

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See detailMiracles and mirativity: From lexical it’s a wonder to grammaticalised it’s no wonder in Old English
Van linden, An ULg; Davidse, Kristin; Matthijs, Lennart

in Leuvense Bijdragen – Leuven Contributions in Linguistics and Philology (2016), 99-100

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See detailMirativity and rhetorical structure: The development and prosody of disjunct and anaphoric adverbials with ‘no’ wonder
Gentens, Caroline; Kimps, Ditte; Davidse, Kristin et al

in Kaltenböck; Keizer (Eds.) Outside the Clause (2016)

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See detailThe development of the modal and discourse marker uses of (there/it is/I have) no doubt
Davidse, Kristin; De Wolf, Simon; Van linden, An ULg

in Journal of Historical Pragmatics (2015), 16(1), 25-58

In this paper, we reconstruct the emergence of the modal and discourse marker uses of adverbial and clausal expressions with no doubt. Their history contrasts in a number of surprising ways with typical ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we reconstruct the emergence of the modal and discourse marker uses of adverbial and clausal expressions with no doubt. Their history contrasts in a number of surprising ways with typical grammaticalization hypotheses. Existential expressions with no doubt emerged directly with grammatical modal meaning and developed lexicalized idiomatic uses later on. We account for this in terms of Boye and Harder's discourse approach to grammaticalization and lexicalization, according to which the former involves coded discourse secondariness whereas the latter expresses a primary point of the discourse. Like adverbial no doubt, I have/make no doubt acquired uses not only as a modal but also as a discourse marker. Invoking the principles of Kaltenbock, Heine and Kuteva's Thetical Grammar, we explain this development in terms of the positional and scopal flexibility, and the discourse functionality of these expressions. [less ▲]

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See detailNegative polarity as a trigger for the development of modal meaning
Davidse, Kristin; Van linden, An; Brems, Lieselotte ULg

Conference (2014, October)

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See detailNegation, grammaticalization and subjectification: the development of polar, modal and mirative no way-constructions
Davidse, Kristin; Brems, Lieselotte ULg; Lesage, Jakob et al

Conference (2014, July)

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See detailFormal and semantic-discursive properties of mirative exprecctions (it's) no wonder: a synchronic-diachronic approach
Gentens, Caroline; Brems, Lieselotte ULg; Davidse, Kristin et al

Conference (2014, July)

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See detailFactive versus reported speech complements in English
Brems, Lieselotte ULg; Gentens, Caroline; Davidse, Kristin et al

Conference (2013, November 17)

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See detailTense use in English factive complements
Gentens, Caroline; Brems, Lieselotte ULg; Davidse, Kristin et al

Conference (2013, September)

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See detailSubjective Compounds and Subjectivity/Subjectification in the English Noun Phrase
Ghesquiere, Lobke; Van linden, An ULg; Davidse, Kristin

in English Studies (2013), 94(1), 90-117

This paper makes a case for the category of subjective compounds, that is adjective-noun word units which convey subjective meaning, for example little bleeder, old chum, half-victory . These compounds ... [more ▼]

This paper makes a case for the category of subjective compounds, that is adjective-noun word units which convey subjective meaning, for example little bleeder, old chum, half-victory . These compounds are characterized grammatically by their behaviour as a unit in phrase structure, their internal inseparability and the non-attribute-like behaviour of the adjectival components. Adjective and noun have a high degree of collocational cohesion, which is reflected in high mutual information scores. This collocational cohesion is semantically motivated by the subjective evaluative features which adjective and noun share. To accommodate these subjective compounds we propose a prosodic, field-like model of the English noun phrase (NP), rather than a linear subjective-objective model as traditionally recognized in the literature. A prosodic model, which recognizes that subjective meaning is spread over the whole NP, can account both for the strong tendency of more subjective modifiers to precede more objective ones and for the minor countercurrent of more subjective elements to follow more objective ones. Such a model, we argue, also captures the fact that subjectification can entail both leftward and rightward movement in NP structure. [less ▲]

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See detailA comparative study of the grammaticalized uses of English sort of and French genre de in teenage forum data
Davidse, Kristin; Brems, Lieselotte ULg; Willemse, Peter et al

in Miola, Emanuele (Ed.) Proceedings of the workshop languages go web (2013)

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See detailThe development of mirative no wonder-constructions
Brems, Lieselotte ULg; Davidse, Kristin; Matthijs, Lennart

Conference (2012, July)

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See detailThe role of the accessibility of the subject in the development of adjectival complementation from Old English to Present-day Eng
Van linden, An ULg; Davidse, Kristin

in López-Couso, María José; Los, Bettelou; Meurman-Solin, Anneli (Eds.) Information Structure and Syntactic Change (2012)

This article investigates the role of the accessibility of subjects in the development of extraposed complements depending on deontic adjectives, such as it is important to honour those who have done ... [more ▼]

This article investigates the role of the accessibility of subjects in the development of extraposed complements depending on deontic adjectives, such as it is important to honour those who have done honour to us (CB). Throughout history, these mandative constructions have patterned with both that- and to-complements, whose distribution changed over time. It is shown that, from the rise of the to-clauses at the expense of the that-clauses in Middle English onwards, these two types of complement start to differ in terms of accessibility of the subject, with to-clauses attracting subjects with more accessible reference. Accessibility of subjects therefore appears to have been a factor in the rise of the to-infinitive in mandative extraposition constructions. Interestingly, this general trend was temporarily reversed in the Early and Late Modern English data due to a combination of constructional, informational and stylistic factors. [less ▲]

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See detailGrammaticalization and language change: origins, criteria and outcomes
Davidse, Kristin; Breban, Tine; Brems, Lieselotte ULg et al

Book published by John Benjamins Publishing (2012)

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See detailNew reflections on the sources, outcomes, defining features and motivations of grammaticalization
Breban, Tine; Vanderbiesen, Jeroen; Davidse, Kristin et al

in Breban, Tine; Brems, Lieselotte; Davidse, Kristin (Eds.) et al Grammaticalization and language change: new reflections (2012)

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See detailIntroduction: New reflections on the sources, outcomes, defining features and motivations of grammaticalization
Breban, Tine; Vanderbiesen; Brems, Lieselotte ULg et al

in Davidse, Kristin; Brems, Lieselotte; Breban, Tine (Eds.) et al Grammaticalization and Language Change. New reflections (2012)

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See detailOn ways of being on the way: from complex preposition to aspect marker
Petré, Peter ULg; Davidse, Kristin

in International Journal of Corpus Linguistics (2012), 17(2),

This article presents a case study of a set of constructions involving the related way-nouns way, road, track and route, exemplified by (i) on the road to Morocco, (ii) (be) on way to an outstanding ... [more ▼]

This article presents a case study of a set of constructions involving the related way-nouns way, road, track and route, exemplified by (i) on the road to Morocco, (ii) (be) on way to an outstanding English summer with county side Surrey, (iii) (be) on the way to becoming Britain’s No 1 sprinter / on her way to see her boyfriend. These distinct constructions are the synchronically co-existing layers of processes of semantic generalization and grammaticalization, the most important stages of which can be parsed as follows: (i) preposition + complement (way-noun head + of + noun2/postmodifier); (ii) aspectual marker incorporating complex preposition with way-noun + nominal complement; (iii) aspectual marker incorporating complex preposition with way-noun + verbal complement. We will show that the decategorialization approach that has typically been applied to emergent complex prepositions, which are viewed as progressively losing their nominal features such as determiners, makes wrong predictions about degrees of grammaticalization in this case. For this reason, and also to arrive at a more elucidating analysis of the reanalysed layers, we will investigate in what ways their lexicogrammatical features express their constituent functions. We also argue that the emergent layer of aspectual marker + verbal predicate adds complex and fine-grained meanings to the paradigm of English aspectual markers (cf. Diewald 2010), thus enriching the aspectual system. Finally, we show on the basis of the qualitative and quantitative findings of our usage-based study that the variants of the ‘on the way’ expressions display an interesting case of specialization in relation to the four way-nouns. [less ▲]

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See detailhave/be no need: the interaction between negation and modality in verbonominal pathways of changes
Brems, Lieselotte ULg; davidse, kristin; van linden, an

Conference (2011, July)

We investigate how modal meanings can emerge in nominal patterns, an under-researched source construction for modal meanings. We specifically look at how the combination of the noun need/needs with ... [more ▼]

We investigate how modal meanings can emerge in nominal patterns, an under-researched source construction for modal meanings. We specifically look at how the combination of the noun need/needs with negation markers of various kinds leads to such modal meanings related to the deontic and epistemic domain. [less ▲]

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