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Construction Grammar as a tool for diachronic analysis

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    0336976 - UJC-A 2010 RIV NL eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Fried, Mirjam
    Construction Grammar as a tool for diachronic analysis.
    Constructions and Frames. Roč. 1, č. 2 (2009), s. 262-291 ISSN 1876-1933
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z90610518
    Klíčová slova: grammatical change * gradualness of change * internal reconstruction * Construction Grammar
    Kód oboru RIV: AI - Jazykověda

    The study presents a discourse-grounded internal reconstruction that aims at capturing the emergence of grammatical structure. The empirical focus is the development of the subjective epistemic particle jestli ‘[in-my-opinion-] maybe’ in conversational Czech and the relevant change is presented as a metonymy-based conventionalization of a pragmatic meaning implied by certain tokens of indirect Y/N questions into a new modal meaning. Taking a Construction Grammar approach, the analysis shows that we can engage in a systematic treatment of the gradualness of change, by (i) combining the ‘holistic’ dimension with the internal, feature-based and discourse-motivated mechanisms of complex grammatical shifts, and (ii) appealing to the explanatory potential of general cognitive and communicative principles.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0181085