Grammaticalization and persistence phenomena
Résumé La preuve and regarde are two discourse markers that have undergone a grammaticalization process As a consequence of this process they have partly lost their lexical value and have acquired a rhetorical one The latter makes them function as connectives that can mark a justification relation We shall see that in spite of this newly acquired discourse value, these two forms have preserved the perceptual aspect of their original meaning la preuve by recalling a fact that is likely to be materialized in the sense of 'montre' ('shown'), regarde by recalling a state of affairs which is likely to be assessed by the addressee The co-existence of these values is a result of the persistence phenomena that may affect grammaticalized items
Citation Rossari, C. (2011). Grammaticalization and persistence phenomena. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia. International Journal of Linguistics, 38(1), 161-179.
Type Article de périodique (Français)
Date de publication 24-11-2011
Nom du périodique Acta Linguistica Hafniensia. International Journal of Linguistics
Volume 38
Numéro 1
Pages 161-179
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03740463.2006.10412207