A Descriptive and Comparative Account with Analysed Texts
"Il buono amore è di bellezza disio"
Linguistic Contributions to the Study of Greek Literature
The grammar reflects significant typological aspects thus serving as a reasonable basis for further comparison in Uralic studies.
A Study of Variation and Change in the Modal Systems of World Englishes
New Issues in the Study of Language Change
All contributions, written by leading experts in the fields of grammaticalization and discourse markers, explore issues such as: the impact of Construction Grammar into language change; cyclicity as a driving force of change; the importance of positions and discourse units as predictors of grammaticalization; a renewed way of thinking about philological considerations, or the role of Experimental Pragmatics for hypothesis checking.
Salvador Pons Bordería
This paper performs a meta-analysis of the evolution of more than thirty Spanish DMs to show that the left periphery-right periphery debate is not the most appropriate framework to capture the evolution of DMs. The reason for this is that the peripheries debate is one-dimensional (all markers move to the left or to the right of a reference unit, be it a sentence, an utterance or a turn), whereas what is needed is a two-dimensional model with a set of smaller and wider scope discourse units, and a set of positions associated with each unit. The model used for this analysis is the one developed by the Val.Es.Co. research group. When this two-dimensional model is applied to a number of historical developments of DMs, a variety of movements appears, and these movements reflect different ways to acquire pragmatic meanings.