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Title: Evolution of for fear (that) in English
Authors: Łęcki, Andrzej
Keywords: negative purpose; grammaticalization; subordination; for fear
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: "Linguistica Silesiana" Vol. 40 (2019), s. 73-82
Abstract: This paper addresses the issue of the historical development of for fear (that) in English – a prepositional subordinator ushering in fi nite clauses of purpose in which negation is inherently coded, i.e. the content of the subordinate clause is negated by the complementiser which does not contain a negative particle in itself.The rise of this construction is studied within the theory of grammaticalization and it turns out to be a regular case of grammaticalization following the mechanisms of grammati-calization such as desemanticisation, extension and decategorialisation.
DOI: 10.24425/linsi.2019.129402
ISSN: 0208-4228
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