The grammaticalisation of the future and conditional tense in the history of Ibero-Romance: a language and dialect contact approach. Ghent University
The development of the future and conditional tense in Castilian U+2013 as in Romance in general U+2013 has been universally acknowledged as a typical case of grammaticalisation, whereby the two components of the Latin periphrasis [infinitive + HABERE] fused into a synthetic form (cantaré, cantaría). In Old Castilian variation between synthetic forms and analytic forms (cantar lo é, cantar lo ía) can be witnessed, which indicates that the ...
The grammaticalization of constructions with taxonomic nouns in Polish and Russian: Between prepositional phrase and genitive KU Leuven
Patterns and alternant structures for future time reference in Gallo-Romance: functional-systemic challenges for a grammaticalization account. KU Leuven
Grammaticalization or diffusion: a contrastive study of the mechanisms and factors in the development of English and Dutch infinitives. KU Leuven
Grammaticalization and (inter)subjectification Ghent University
The project aims to contribute to current research efforts dealing with (the interaction between) the processen of grammaticalization (in the structural domain) and (inter)subjectification (in the semantic domain) in language change. It will focus on three major issues:
1) the precise nature of the semantic changes in subjectification and in intersubjectification, and their relationship with the structural developments in ...