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The pace of grammaticalization in non-standardized Romance languages (and in comparison to major Romance languages)

Linguistics Circle

Location:
Lecture Room 2, Bangor University, New Arts Building
Time:
Wednesday 24 January 2018, 16:00–17:00
Presenter:
Linguistics and English Language
Contact:
Dr Alan Wallington
More information:
https://www.bangor.ac.uk/linguistics/about/seminars.php.en

The pace of grammaticalization in non-standardized Romance  languages  (and in comparison to major Romance languages)

Emanuele Miola (University of Milan-Bicocca) 

What is a natural language today, in Europe?
Is the gradualness of grammaticalization observable also in a language family?
Is the pace of grammaticalization consistent for all grammatical domains in Romance?
What are the factors accelerating/slowing down the pace of grammaticization? Contact? Standardization? Speaker’s number?

24th January, 2018
Lecture Room 2

4pm - 5pm