Abstract and Keywords
This article examines the diachronic relation between grammaticalisation and discourse. It highlights a research which stressed the importance of patterns of argumentation in discourse for the emergence of grammar over time. It discusses discourse strategies resulting in language change and suggests that grammaticalisation is the unintended outcome of those strategies that have scope over a proposition. It also contends that discourse markers are the outcome of those strategies that relate to the coordination of the construction of discourse.
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