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Introduction and Theoretical Preliminaries
Chapter Two Grammaticalization of Verbs in Chinese
Scalar Focus Particle lian
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7th century adverbs agentive marker aspect marker ba and jiang become grammaticalized Bianwen Bybee causative constructions causative function causative marker Chapter Chinese grammarians Chinese grammaticalization Chinese language Chinese linguists Chinese verbs classical Chinese cliticization conjunctions content words diachronic change discussed dispatch Dynasty evolution examples expressing focus meaning four causative verbs grammatical meaning grammatical morphemes grammatical words grammaticalization in Chinese Hong Lou Meng Hopper and Traugott Indo-European languages interpreted isolating language jiao and rang lexeme lexical items lexical meaning lexical morphemes lian lian's ling and shi main verb Mandarin Chinese metaphorical extension modem modern Chinese morphology noun phrase object markers Ohta Old Chinese Peyraube phonological polysemies pragmatic inferencing prepositions process of grammaticalization productive causative verbs scalar focus particle semantic change sentences serial verb constructions shi ren study of grammaticalization syntactic and semantic syntactic change Table Tang Dynasty texts word order Xing Yufa Zuo Zhuan