Event Title

Constructional Varieties and Change in the Development of Chances are in American English

Location

Grissom Hall, Room 118

Start Date

5-3-2016 11:45 AM

End Date

5-3-2016 12:15 PM

Description

The expression chances are follows the historical process: the chances are that > (the) chances are (that) > chances are over time. Such formal changes with no fundamental change in meaning can be viewed as a case of constructional change in the light of Traugott and Trousdale (2013).

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Mar 5th, 11:45 AM Mar 5th, 12:15 PM

Constructional Varieties and Change in the Development of Chances are in American English

Grissom Hall, Room 118

The expression chances are follows the historical process: the chances are that > (the) chances are (that) > chances are over time. Such formal changes with no fundamental change in meaning can be viewed as a case of constructional change in the light of Traugott and Trousdale (2013).