Data and Argumentation in Historical Pragmatics - Grammaticalization of a Catalan Motion Verb Construction - Katalin Nagy C.
Katalin Nagy C. [+]
MTA-DE-SZTE Research Group for Theoretical Linguistics, University of Szeged, Hungary
The introductory Chapter 1 gives an overview of the motive, aims and methodology of the research and presents the structure of the book. The results of the study on the initial stage of the semantic change of the “anar + Inf” construction are discussed in three chapters: the object-scientific part of the research is presented in Chapter 2, while methodological issues are addressed in Chapter 3. For the sake of clarity, I present the object-scientific study in a separate chapter, but I refer back continuously to the relevant connected parts in the methodological chapter. Finally, in Chapter 4, I propose a new hypothesis, developed on the basis of the conclusions of this twofold study.