By Bernd Kortmann
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Pasch 1994a: 105 for further arguments in favour of a strict separation of complementizers and adverbial subordinators). The dominant position that adverbial subordinators qualify as 2. Theoretical foundations 25 prepositions (and hence adverbial clauses as PPs) can be found, for example, in Jackendoff (1977), Radford (1988) or especially in the writings by Emonds (1976, 1985, 1987). 6 This analysis of adverbial subordinators is also maintained in the most recent generative account on the categorial status of prepositions, viz.
Ultimately, this is also admitted by Rauh when stating that reinterpreting the traditional parts of speech in terms of feature specifications alone represents only a small step in the necessary direction (1993: 2), and concluding that there is still little insight into the nature of the class of traditional conjunctions (1993: 25 — 26). Is there anything the above account has to offer to the present study? Nothing really, not only because of the entirely different perspective it takes on the analysis of adverbial subordinators.
In the domain of adverbial connectives this might be illustrated by such semantic developments as "Simultaneity (or: concomitance) > Concession", "Anteriority > Cause" or "Posteriority > Preference", which are observable in a wide range of languages, especially languages from Europe. Relevant examples from English include while, since, and before or rather than respectively (cf. Traugott—König 1991 as well as several other publications by Traugott and/or König). Moreover, many of these semantic changes can justly be viewed as the outcome of pragmatic inferencing, which in these cases has become conventionalized, but which for many connectives still is no more than a richer (or more informative), nonetheless highly context-bound and optional reading in language synchrony.
Adverbial Subordination: A Typology and History of Adverbial Subordinators Based on European Languages by Bernd Kortmann