Pieter Byloo

List of John Benjamins publications for which Pieter Byloo plays a role.


Nuyts, Jan and Pieter Byloo 2015 Competing modals: Beyond (inter)subjectificationDiachronica 32:1, pp. 34–68 | Article
This paper presents the results of a corpus-based diachronic investigation into the semantic evolution of the Dutch modals kunnen “can”, mogen “may” and moeten “must”, revealing an interaction between processes of (inter)subjectification and of semantic competition (‘no synonymy’). Mogen and kunnen… read more
Byloo, Pieter, Richard Kastein and Jan Nuyts 2007 On certainly and zekerStructural-Functional Studies in English Grammar: In honour of Lachlan Mackenzie, Hannay, Mike and Gerard J. Steen (eds.), pp. 35–57 | Article
This contribution investigates the meanings and uses of the English and Dutch adverbs certainly and zeker. In the range of adverbial expressions of epistemic modality, the ‘strong’ adverbs (expressing ‘certainty’) clearly tend to be used in a much more ‘flexible’ way than the (relatively) weaker… read more
Byloo, Pieter, Richard Kastein and Jan Nuyts 2006 On certainly and zeker Topics in Subjectification and Modalization, Cornillie, Bert and Nicole Delbecque (eds.), pp. 45–72 | Article