The grammaticalization of K(case)Ps within Minimalism: formalism vs functionalism, synchrony vs diachrony (pp. 310-325)
Keith Tse
April 2013

Roberts and Roussou (2003) argue that the cross-linguistic distribution of grammaticalization is due to its “simplification”, and the grammaticalization of case-markers displays it since there is a loss of “Agree” relations. Synchronic “simplicity” explains diachronic trends, and formalism and functionalism are not mutually exclusive.
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Published in: Bohemica Olomucensia,Od slova k modelu jazyka: Sborník z 13. mezinárodního setkání mladých lingvistů, University of Palacky, Olomouc, Czech Republic
keywords: grammaticalization, 'lateral' grammaticalization, minimalism, generative syntax, historical linguistics, latin/romance linguistics, english historical linguistics, typological syntax, case theory, morphological case, syntax, phonology, semantics, morphology, keith tse
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