Like I said again and again and over and over : On the ADV1 and ADV1 construction with adverbs of direction in English

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Like I said again and again and over and over : On the ADV1 and ADV1 construction with adverbs of direction in English
Author(s) Levin, Magnus ; Lindquist, Hans
Date 2013
English abstract
This study discusses an adverbial pattern which has so far been largely over- looked, namely ADV1 and ADV1, as in again and again, on and on and over and over. The paper is primarily based on the Corpus of Historical American English (COHA) and the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA). The data show that these patterns follow typical paths of change, such as a movement towards more abstract meanings (metaphorization; over and over increasingly referring to repetition rather than to physical motion), lexicaliza- tion (e.g. up and up being used as a noun with idiosyncratic meaning in on the up and up), subjectification (e.g. on and on expressing negative connotations), iconic variation (again and again and again referring to multiple repetitions), simplification (loss of again after over and over), and the development of dis- course functions (and on and on meaning “and so on”)
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/ijcl.18.1.04lev (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher John Benjamins
Host/Issue International Journal of Corpus Linguistics;1
Volume 18
ISSN 1384-6655
Pages 7-34
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) phraseology
metaphorization
lexicalization
subjectification
simplification
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/15721 (link to this page)

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