Оn the issue of the grammaticalization of ichoative copula verbs (on the material of the verb get in modern english)

Author(s):  A.V. Vostryakova, candidate of Sciences, no, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Arkhangelsk, Russia, a.vostryakova@narfu.ru

N.I. Lavrinova, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Arkhangelsk, Russia

K.A. Medvedkina, candidate of Sciences, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Arkhangelsk, Russia

V.A. Kuchmisty, candidate of Sciences, no, Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod, Russia, kuchmistyy@bsu.edu.ru

Issue:  Volume 38, № 4

Rubric:  Linguistics

Annotation:  In this paper we investigate grammaticalization as a cognitive process that changes semantic structure of a word, generalizes its meaning and transforms it into an auxiliary word. Traditionally words of broad se-mantics are grammaticalized due to their meaning and ability to express notions connected with basic concepts of human experience. Some linguists define copula verbs as a source of grammaticalization as their meaning is closely connected with the notions of movement and change that refer to the objective reality. The object of our analysis is the verb get as an inchoative copula in the following constructions: Sub + Verb + Adjective и Sub + Verb + Participle II. The aim of our is investigation is a semantic-functional analysis of the given constructions. We analyze its semantic structure, describe elements in the given constructions that actualize its inchoative meaning, classify adjectives that it combines with according to their meaning and investigate its grammaticalization. The results could be used in studying the mechanism of grammaticalization of phasal verbs in aspective constructions in different languages, in courses of theoretical grammar and the theory of language

Keywords:  grammaticalization, copula verb, inchoative verb, aspective meaning, development of object feature

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