Studies in English Language History in Honour of Leiv Egil Breivik
The essays are all empirical studies, based on a wide range of corpora (both historical and contemporary) and applying theoretical approaches informed by Systemic-Functional Grammar, grammaticalization theory, dependency grammar, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and corpus linguistic methods. Issues of methodology, statistics and corpus construction and annotation are also addressed in several contributions.
Toril Swan: Hopefully: The evolution of a sentence adverbial
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Hopefully: The evolution of a sentence adverbial1
The present paper is a study of the adverb (sentence adverbial) hopefully, as in (1), which it is assumed is related to and indeed derived from a narrow-scope adverbial (manner adverbial) hopefully (2).
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