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Linguistic Variation Yearbook 2004
  • ISSN 1568-1483
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9900
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Abstract

This paper examines variation in the interpretation of the Chinese verbal suffix ‑le and attributes it to a process of ongoing change in which an original aspectual system is gradually developing into a new tense system. The paper argues that the incremental pattern of re-grammaticalization can best be captured in a minimalist feature-based approach to the licensing of morphology, which factors clines of development into formally discrete, individual steps.
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2004-01-01
2019-12-09
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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): aspect , completive , grammaticalization , past , perfective , resultative and tense
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