Grammaticalization and prosody: The case of English sort/kind/type of constructions

@article{Deh2016GrammaticalizationAP,
  title={Grammaticalization and prosody: The case of English sort/kind/type of constructions},
  author={Nicole Deh{\'e} and Nicole Katerina Stathi},
  journal={Language},
  year={2016},
  volume={92},
  pages={911 - 946}
}
Abstract: This article studies the relationship between prosody and desemanticization in grammaticalization processes by means of a well-described phenomenon, the grammaticalization of ‘type’ nouns (type, kind, sort) in present-day English. To this end, 1,155 tokens of the three nouns, retrieved from the ICE-GB corpus, were semantically classified and prosodically analyzed. Our main result is that different synchronically coexisting prosodic patterns correspond to different degrees of… Expand

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