Diachronic Cognitive Studies of Modality, Tense, and Aspect: A Systematic Review

Naima Boukhelif, Sane M Yagi


Grammaticalization is a challenging topic in the study of historical semantics. The aim of this paper is to provide a systematic review of all publications (i.e., journal articles, chapters, books, and dissertations) which study grammaticalization within a cognitive semantic framework. It seeks to offer an exhaustive summary of the literature and to appraise it critically for the purpose of identifying how words get grammaticalized and begin to express modality, tense, and aspect. 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v12i3.17262

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