By Hubert Cuyckens, Kristin Davidse, Lieven Vandelanotte
This quantity goals to reach at a fine-grained and grammar-based knowing of the notions of (inter-)subjectivity and (inter-)subjectification of their software to grammaticalization examine. when it comes to linguistic thought, place is taken vis-a-vis present methods to (inter-)subjectification that are both too slender or too basic through addressing questions: (i) what's the relation among (inter-)subjectivity and pragmatics, and (ii) on what grounds can subjective and intersubjective meanings be uncommon? within the descriptive sections of the amount, those theoretical concerns are faced with huge analytical, and sometimes additionally quantitative, examine of empirical facts in general from English but in addition from Romance languages. the point of interest in those case stories is at the analytical and diachronic relatives among subjectivity and intersubjectivity, with specific emphasis at the query how linguistic syntagms may possibly shift in the direction of the expression of meanings of which the hearer is a vital half. The domain names coated contain adverbials and modals, but in addition the noun word, so far a comparatively under-researched quarter in grammaticalization reviews. jointly those 3 parts verify large verification of latest hypotheses concerning the relative order within which subjectification and intersubjectification happen. This quantity is especially of curiosity to researchers and graduate scholars with a different curiosity in subjectification, intersubjectification and grammaticalization, and with a normal curiosity in language swap. the amount can also be welcomed by means of useful linguists (in a large sense), because it is the 1st to convey eclectic functionalists' reflections to endure so explicitly on grammaticalization.
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This quantity goals to reach at a fine-grained and grammar-based figuring out of the notions of (inter-)subjectivity and (inter-)subjectification of their program to grammaticalization study. when it comes to linguistic thought, place is taken vis-a-vis present methods to (inter-)subjectification that are both too slim or too common through addressing questions: (i) what's the relation among (inter-)subjectivity and pragmatics, and (ii) on what grounds can subjective and intersubjective meanings be exceptional?
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Parrot 94 [OED shred 6]) b. A despis’d Shred of mankind (1645 G. Daniel, Poems [OED shred 6]) This extension appears to have been an essential step in the development of the Quantifier use. g. mankind). As a Quantifier, a shred of requires an abstract mass noun (typically evidence, character, hope, reputation, credibility) that is normally neutrally or positively evaluated. , see Israel 1996, 2004). (25) Stage III: Quantifier a. Loto has not a shred of beauty. She is a big, angular, rawboned Normande, with a rough voice, and a villainous patois (1867 Ouida, Under Two Flags [LION: 19thC Fiction]) b.
Examples of subjectification include the following, the first two of which are dynamicized versions of (1): (5) – raising constructions arise from non-raising ones (Langacker 1990, 1995); in the case of be going to, we find expressions of motion with intent to act in the sixteenth century (5a), intentional non-motion expressions in the seventeenth century (5b), and finally raising ones in the nineteenth (5c), which express speaker assessment of the future:9 a. I am going to visit the prisoner. Fare you well.
In Middle English it was generalized to bodies (physical bodies and the symbolic Host) but it still meant ‘unit of X’. (23) Stage I: Partitive With strengthe of his blast / The white [dragon] brent than rede, / That of him nas founden a schrede / Bot dust ‘With the strength of his blast, the white dragon burned the red, so that of him (the red) not a shred was found, only dust’ (c1300 Arth & M 1540 [MED shrede a)]; note the preposing) In the sixteenth century it was generalized to further contexts including language, mankind and nature.
Subjectification, Intersubjectification and Grammaticalization by Hubert Cuyckens, Kristin Davidse, Lieven Vandelanotte