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Иновационни процеси и граматикализация
The Processes of Innovation and Grammaticalization

Author(s): Krasimira Alexova
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Applied Linguistics, Philology
Published by: Институт за български език „Проф. Любомир Андрейчин“
Keywords: innovation; grammaticalization; syntagmatic parameters; paradigmatic parameters; indefinite article; indicative; conclusive; renarrative; dubitative; Bulgarian language

Summary/Abstract: The article looks into some specific features of the syntagmatic and paradigmatic parameters of grammaticalization as proposed by Lehman (2002) and their application to two innovations observed in the Bulgarian standard language that are not found in Old Bulgarian. Firstly, my research outlines Lehman’s model of grammaticalization by focusing on its syntagmatic and paradigmatic parameters. Then, I highlight the latter’s peculiarities by examining noun phrases with edin, edna, edno, edni and go on to suggest that the process of their grammaticalization has not come to an end. I also pay attention to the specific features of several syntagmatic parameters of the process of grammaticalization that can be found in verb forms in the indicative, the conclusive, the renarrative, and the dubitative. In conclusion, I propose the addition of a new syntagmatic parameter to Lehman's theory – the parameter of formal alternative.

  • Issue Year: 68/2021
  • Issue No: Special
  • Page Range: 50-72
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Bulgarian