Grammatical Change in English World-Wide

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Definition and Examples of Derivation in English

Enter your access token to activate and access content online. Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token. Have Institutional Access? Forgot your password? Abstract My paper discusses in turn some of the effects produced in English by four kinds of universal and functionally motivated tendencies: a the complexity principle which states that in the case of more or less explicit constructional options the more explicit one s tend to be preferred in cognitively more complex environments b a hierarchy of clause embeddings for extraction contexts which stipulates, for instance, that unmarked infinitives are more difficult to extract out of than marked infinitives c the horror aequi principle which involves the widespread and presumably universal tendency to avoid the use of formally near- identical and near- adjacent grammatical elements or structures d the tendency motivated by the quantity principle for the variants scarved and leaved to be more strongly attracted to plural contexts than their rivals scarfed and leafed.

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Grammatical variation in English worldwide: the role of colloquialization

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