A history of English evidential verbs of appearance
Gisborne, Nikolas and Holmes, Jasper. (2007) A history of English evidential verbs of appearance. English Language and Linguistics, Vol.11 (No.1). pp. 1-29. ISSN 1360-6743Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1360674306002097
In this corpus-based article we explore the development of evidential meanings in English verbs of appearance, together with their acquisition of evaluative meanings. We explore the relationship of these semantic changes to the question of whether there is an increase in subjectivity diachronically, and we show that subjectivity is orthogonal to both developments: an increase in subjectivity appears rather to go with the spread of small clause constructions.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||English Language and Linguistics|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of Pages:||29|
|Page Range:||pp. 1-29|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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