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date: 21 October 2019

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This article examines the grammaticalisation of adverbs. It surveys ways in which adverbs can come into existence: via affixation, via case suffixes, and with true grammaticalised derivators. It argues that not every process that produces an adverb is per se a grammaticalization process since adverb is a linguistic category which shows very different morphological behaviours. In addition, there are languages which have no morphological expression for such a category.

Keywords: adverbs, grammaticalisation, affixation, case suffixes, grammaticalised derivators, linguistic category, morphological behaviours

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