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2006 | 6 | 185-208
Article title

Pathways of Semantic Change: from Similarity Marker to Sensory Evidential

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Abstracts
EN
The development of the epistemic 'kako da' in Macedonian, a Balkan Slavic language, illustrates the rise of a modal from a construction according to regular mechanisms of change. The change of a comparison subjunctive subordinator (kako da1), to a sensory evidential (kako da3) occurred in highly specialized contexts due to reanalysis and subjectification. The paper hypothesizes that 'kako da' was patterned after a borrowed syntactic construction and then underwent semantic and syntactic changes that led to the creation of a sensory evidential.
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6
Pages
185-208
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ARTICLE
Contributors
  • E. Buzarovska, University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Skopie, Macedonia
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07PLAAAA02695500
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.2b0e3604-ffd9-3eed-95c6-e63ae41512de
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