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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: October 2019

Chapter 11 - The Role Played by Analogy in Processes of Language Change: The Case of English Have-to Compared to Spanish Tener-que

from Part III - Comparative and Typological Approaches


In this chapter we will argue that the outcome of processes of grammaticalisation may be determined to a large extent by analogy, by the force of analogical relations that language users perceive to be present between constructions in their language,1 on the basis of both concrete lexical as well as structural and functional resemblances (cf. earlier work by Fischer 2007, 2011, 2013 and De Smet 2009, 2012, 2013).