Poster Title

I'm Finna Prove Something: A Study on the Grammaticalization of 'Fixing to'

Research Mentor(s)

Janet Z. Xing

Affiliated Department

Linguistics Program, Linguistics 421

Start Date

14-5-2018 4:00 PM

End Date

14-5-2018 6:00 PM

Keywords

Fixing to, Finna, Semantic bleaching, Phonemic reduction, Morpho-syntactic change

Document Type

Event

Streaming Media

Abstract

This research paper investigates the grammaticalization of the word ‘finna’ in order to show that it is a more highly grammaticalized form of ‘fixing to’, outside its phonological reduction. It also compares mechanisms of the grammaticalization process to those of ‘going to’ in order to show their similarity, so that the difference in their perceptions by the public may be further examined.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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I'm Finna Prove Something: A Study on the Grammaticalization of 'Fixing to'

Linguistics Program, Linguistics 421

This research paper investigates the grammaticalization of the word ‘finna’ in order to show that it is a more highly grammaticalized form of ‘fixing to’, outside its phonological reduction. It also compares mechanisms of the grammaticalization process to those of ‘going to’ in order to show their similarity, so that the difference in their perceptions by the public may be further examined.