Corpus Approaches to Grammaticalization in English

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| Växjö University
| Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
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Grammaticalization is an important concept in general and typological linguistics and a prominent type of explanation in historical linguistics. For historical corpus linguists, grammaticalization theory provides a frame of orientation in their effort to analyze and systematize a fast-accumulating mass of data. Students of grammaticalization have become increasingly aware of the potential of existing corpora and established corpus-linguistic methodology for their work. This book continues and develops the dialogue between the two fields. All the contributions are based on extensive use of various electronic corpora. Relating corpus practices to recent theoretical concerns of grammaticalization studies they deal with grammaticalization and historical sociolinguistics, lexicalization and grammaticalization, layering, frequency, grammaticalization and dialects, degrammaticalization and grammaticalization in a contrastive perspective. The papers show that a synthesis of corpus methodology and grammaticalization studies leads to new and interesting insights about the mechanisms of language change and the communicative functions of language.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 13]  2004.  xiv, 265 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii
Introduction
Hans Lindquist and Christian Mair
ix–xiv
Three perspectives on grammaticalization: Lexico-grammar, corpora and historical sociolinguistics
Terttu Nevalainen
1–31
Have to, gotta, must?: Grammaticalisation, variation and specialization in English deontic modality
Sali A. Tagliamonte
33–55
The semantic path from modality to aspect: be able to in a cross-linguistic perspective
Karin Aijmer
57–78
The passival and the progressive passive: A case study of layering in the English aspect and voice systems
Marianne Hundt
79–120
Corpus linguistics and grammaticalisation theory: Statistics, frequencies, and beyond
Christian Mair
121–150
Grammaticalisation from side to side: On the development of beside(s)
Matti Rissanen
151–170
Are low-frequency complex prepositions grammaticalized?: On the limits of corpus data — and the importance of intuition
Sebastian Hoffmann
171–210
Life after degrammaticalisation: Plural be
Laura Wright
211–226
Subject clitics in English: A case of degrammaticalization?*
Laurel J. Brinton
227–256
Name index
257
Subject index
259
“Corpus approaches to grammaticalization in English offers stimulating insights into recent trends in empirical and theoretical linguistics. It is full of valuable contributions which skillfully connect corpus practice and linguistic theory, and which skillfully connect corpus practice and linguistic theory, and which stress the importance of combining qualitative and quantitative analyses of language.”
“The contributions are an impressive showcase of the state of the art in historical corpus linguistics, and the book has deservedly earned praise elsewhere [Merja Kytö in IJCL 10(2), 2005]. A particular merit is that the studies do not take corpus linguistic methodology to be a goal in itself, but that they demonstrate its relevance for linguistic theory.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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