Reference : Complex subordinators derived from noun complement clauses
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Arts & humanities : Languages & linguistics
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/99564
Complex subordinators derived from noun complement clauses
English
Brems, Lieselotte mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des langues et littératures modernes > Langue anglaise & Linguist.synchro.& diachro.de l'anglais >]
Davidse, Kristin [university of Leuven > > > >]
2010
Acta Linguistica Hafniensia : International Journal of Linguistics
Linguistic Circle of Copenhagen
42
2
101-116
Yes
International
0374-0463
Copenhagen
Denmark
[en] complex subordinators ; paradigmaticity ; grammaticalization
[en] 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 þ NP þ 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.
Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (1.2.711.10.N.00) ; Interuniversity Attraction Pole (IAP) P6/44 ; HUM2007-60706/FILO of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science and the European Regional Development Fund
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/99564

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