"X daohan"(到喊)is used extensively in Cantonese which has both notional meaning and grammatical meaning.With these two different meanings, the component and the semantic features of X and the syntactical functions of "X daohan"(到喊)are different.The grammatical meaning of the construction has derived from the notional meaning through the interaction of reanalysis and analogy.The same syntax position of "X daohan"(到喊) and "X daosi"(到死)has led their paralleled grammar revolution.In this process, "dao"(到)and"han"(喊)have begun to fuse together, thus "X daohan"(到喊)has developed from result complement to high degree complement. The semantic and grammatical changes are motivated by by subjectivisation,balances of economy and representation,and pragmatic meaning.
Li Yun Academie Journal (Language Volume)
“X daohan " (到喊)
paralleled grammar revolution