’COME’ and ’GO’ off the Beaten Grammaticalization Path by Maud Devos

By Maud Devos

This variation brings jointly a few lesser recognized grammaticalization paths travelled through 'come' and 'go' in conventional and not more commonly used languages. No unmarried ebook quantity has been devoted to the subject of grammatical pursuits diverse from demanding and point thus far. This research increases our perception in grammaticalization strategies typically as they strength us to reconsider yes points of grammaticalization.

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Venire (‘come’) as a passive auxiliary in Italian 41 The in-depth diachronic analysis of the path of grammaticalization of venire + past participle in Italian has shown that the original meaning of venire (motion towards the speaker) plays no role in the development of the passive construction: it is the change-of-state meaning of venire, well-attested in 13th and 14th centuries Italian and Italo-Romance vernaculars, that is ultimately responsible for the development of the construction into a passive construction.

A cognitive-descriptive grammar. London: Routledge. Wiemer, Björn. 2004. The evolution of passives as grammatical constructions in Northern Slavic and Baltic languages. In Walter Bisang, Nikolaus P. ), What makes grammaticalization? A look from its fringes and components, 271−331. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Wiesinger, Peter. 1989. Zum passivbildung mit kommen im Bairischen. ), Dialektgeographie und Dialektologie. Günter Bellmann zum 60. Geburtstag von seinen Schülern und Freunden, 256−268. Marburg: Elwert.

Instead, the source construction of the passive must be looked for in 13th/14th century Venetian and Venetan vernaculars, from where the passive with venire seems to have spread to other Italo-Romance vernaculars: the data discussed above show that the only plausible candidate in Venetian/Venetan varieties is construction type #2, the meaning “result/turn out to be” of the verb venire being not attested in 13th and 14th century Venetian.  The chronology of the three construction types with venire (‘come’) + past participle (/adjective) in different Italian vernaculars.

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