Regular Posts Tagged ‘modal verb’
22nd Mar 2010Posted in: Uncategorized 0

Introduction This mini project aims to trace the grammatical pathway of ho () in Chinese. Ho originally denoted ability and has grammaticalised into modality of permission via several stages. The discussion is according to the grammaticalisation pathway to permission suggested by (Bybee et al. 1994). Following the Introduction section, the pathway is illustrated with the […]

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