Copular verbs out of motion verbs: a comparative analysis of French and Dutch copular systems and processes of copularization (01D35914)
This project aims to study change-of-state semi-copulas, originating from verbs that express physical motion, in a Romance (French) and a Germanic (Dutch) language. The architecture of semi-copulas in both languages (cf. Construction Grammar) and the historical process(es) involved in the creation of semi-copulas (cf. Grammaticalization) are to be compared in the light of the general evolutionary path U+201Cmotion > change-of-stateU+201D.