The emergence of a pragmeme during the Middle English period

@article{Clamons2016TheEO,
  title={The emergence of a pragmeme during the Middle English period},
  author={Robbin Clamons},
  journal={Journal of Pragmatics},
  year={2016},
  volume={104},
  pages={52-66}
}
Abstract During the Middle English period, speakers exploited the newly emerging voiced interdental fricative phoneme to create the ubiquitous edh initial pragmeme found in Present Day English. Treating the emergence of the initial voiced interdental fricative as a purely phonological phenomenon that was manifested on members of a range of syntactic classes is problematic, as there is no specific phonetic environment against which to predict voicing of the members of just and exactly the… Expand

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