Auxiliation: An Enquiry into the Nature of Grammaticalization

Auxiliation: An Enquiry into the Nature of Grammaticalization

by TaniaKuteva (Author)

Synopsis

Auxiliation describes the process by which auxiliary verbs - such as do, may, must, will, and have - develop from lexical verbs meaning exist, possess, hold, etc. The sequence of verb followed by complement turns into the grammatical structure of marker followed by main verb. Tania Kuteva presents a cross-linguistic study of the phenomenon.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Published: 08 Jan 2004

ISBN 10: 0199265054
ISBN 13: 9780199265053