By Hans Lindquist, Christian Mair
Preface; This quantity comprises revised models of 5 out of six papers awarded on the foreign symposium "Corpus study on grammaticalization in English" geared up by way of Hans Lindquist at Vaxjo collage, Sweden, in 20-22 April, 2001. the unique contributions were supplemented through one other 4 papers solicited from prime names within the box. within the invitation to the symposium, and later to the amount, the individuals have been requested to offer new empirical effects on grammaticalization in English and to debate methodological in addition to theoretical questions relating to those within the mild of contemporary advancements in the zone. We think that the result's an immense number of papers. the unique symposium used to be supported via The financial institution of Sweden Tercentenary beginning, for which we wish to precise our gratitude. within the guidance of the current booklet we have now benefited from necessary suggestion from Elizabeth Traugott and from an nameless reviewer. so much of all, notwithstanding, we want to thank the members within the symposium and the extra members for his or her efforts and their persistence. Vaxjo and Freiburg, December 2003; Hans Lindquist Christian Mair
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Emphasizers reinforce the truth value of the clause or part of the clause they apply to, and can be related to modality distinctions expressed at the clause level. They are therefore classiﬁed as adverbial subjuncts rather than modiﬁers by Quirk et al. (1985: 583). In their grammar, subjuncts are allotted a syntactically subordinate role in comparison with other sentence elements, and fall in between modiﬁers and adverbial adjuncts. To add to their syntactic homonymy, polysemous -ly items such as fairly typically also assume clause-level functions as adverbials and serve as manner adjuncts, as in (iva).
As shown by Kristin Killie (2000b), it has become increasingly common to form -ly adverbs even from stative adjectives such as colour terms. Examples such as (17) from the Chadwyck-Healey LION database begin to appear from the 19th century onwards (there are 15 instances of the adverb redly in the LION nineteenth-century English ﬁction database as opposed to none in the previous centuries). (17) …the westering sun was gleaming redly on the old hall, (Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), Vol.