Abstract and Keywords
This article aims to present a broad view of grammaticalisation phenomena in Brazilian Portuguese language. It provides a concise analysis of a number of different clines of grammaticalization, focusing on the development of pronouns, auxiliaries, and connectives. The theoretical framework used in these studies follows the proposals presented in recent work on grammaticalization that highlight the intersection between grammaticalization theory and construction grammar. Two major mechanisms usually associated with grammaticalisation are metaphorisation and metonymisation.
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