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A (very) imperfect sandwich : English should, German sollte and Dutch mocht/moest as grammaticalizing markers of conditionality

Anne Breitbarth UGent, Sara Delva and Torsten Leuschner UGent (2016) JOURNAL OF GERMANIC LINGUISTICS. 28(4). p.282-316
abstract
Based on a comparative corpus study, the present paper contrasts conditionals containing the modal verbs sollte in German, should in English, and mocht/moest in Dutch. The conditionals are examined with respect to the linkage levels between protasis and apodosis, the tense/mood patterns in the two clauses, and the degree of syntactic integration of the protasis into the apodosis. We argue that sollte, should, mocht, and moest are undergoing a process of grammaticalization as markers of conditionality, understood as upwards reanalysis in the hierarchy of functional projections. We show that this grammaticalization process is at different stages in the different languages, not showing any sandwich-like pattern.
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subject
keyword
grammaticalization, conditionals, modal verbs
journal title
JOURNAL OF GERMANIC LINGUISTICS
JGL
volume
28
issue
4
pages
282 - 316
publisher
Cambridge University Press
place of publication
Cambridge
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000388889100002
JCR category
LINGUISTICS
JCR impact factor
0.263 (2016)
JCR rank
145/180 (2016)
JCR quartile
4 (2016)
ISSN
1470-5427
DOI
10.1017/S1470542716000143
project
FWO12-PDO-014
language
English
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yes
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A1
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id
7205790
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7205790
date created
2016-05-10 08:47:43
date last changed
2017-09-21 09:23:38
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  abstract     = {Based on a comparative corpus study, the present paper contrasts conditionals containing the modal verbs sollte in German, should in English, and mocht/moest in Dutch. The conditionals are examined with respect to the linkage levels between protasis and apodosis, the tense/mood patterns in the two clauses, and the degree of syntactic integration of the protasis into the apodosis. We argue that sollte, should, mocht, and moest are undergoing a process of grammaticalization as markers of conditionality, understood as upwards reanalysis in the hierarchy of functional projections. We show that this grammaticalization process is at different stages in the different languages, not showing any sandwich-like pattern.},
  author       = {Breitbarth, Anne and Delva, Sara and Leuschner, Torsten},
  issn         = {1470-5427},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF GERMANIC LINGUISTICS},
  keyword      = {grammaticalization,conditionals,modal verbs},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {282--316},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  title        = {A (very) imperfect sandwich : English should, German sollte and Dutch mocht/moest as grammaticalizing markers of conditionality},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1470542716000143},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2016},
}

Chicago
Breitbarth, Anne, Sara Delva, and Torsten Leuschner. 2016. “A (very) Imperfect Sandwich : English Should, German Sollte and Dutch Mocht/moest as Grammaticalizing Markers of Conditionality.” Journal of Germanic Linguistics 28 (4): 282–316.
APA
Breitbarth, A., Delva, S., & Leuschner, T. (2016). A (very) imperfect sandwich : English should, German sollte and Dutch mocht/moest as grammaticalizing markers of conditionality. JOURNAL OF GERMANIC LINGUISTICS, 28(4), 282–316.
Vancouver
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Breitbarth A, Delva S, Leuschner T. A (very) imperfect sandwich : English should, German sollte and Dutch mocht/moest as grammaticalizing markers of conditionality. JOURNAL OF GERMANIC LINGUISTICS. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2016;28(4):282–316.
MLA
Breitbarth, Anne, Sara Delva, and Torsten Leuschner. “A (very) Imperfect Sandwich : English Should, German Sollte and Dutch Mocht/moest as Grammaticalizing Markers of Conditionality.” JOURNAL OF GERMANIC LINGUISTICS 28.4 (2016): 282–316. Print.