Connecting Grammaticalisation

| University of Copenhagen
| Roskilde University
| University of Copenhagen
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This monograph presents a view on grammaticalisation radically different from standard views centering around the cline of grammaticality. Grammar is seen as a complex sign system, and, as a consequence, grammatical change always comprises semantic change. What unites morphology, topology (word order), constructional syntax and other grammatical subsystems is their paradigmatic organisation. The traditional concept of an inflexional paradigm is generalised as the structuring principle of grammar. Grammatical change involves paradigmatic restructuring, and in the process of grammatical change morphological, topological and constructional paradigms often connect to form complex paradigms. The book introduces the concept of connecting grammaticalisation to describe the formation, restructuring and dismantling of such complex paradigms. Drawing primarily on data from Germanic, Romance and Slavic languages, the book offers both a broad general discussion of theoretical issues (part one) and three case studies (part two).

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[Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics, 65]  2011.  xiii, 347 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
xi–xiv
Chapter 1 Morphology
1–42
Chapter 2 Topology (word order)
43–70
Chapter 3 Constructions
71–102
Chapter 4 Connecting grammaticalisation
103–112
Chapter 5 Patterns of connecting grammaticalisation in Russian: Syntax, animacy and aspect
Jens Nørgård-Sørensen
113–170
Chapter 6 Word order change as grammaticalisation: Paradigm structure and change in Scandinavian
Lars Heltoft
171–236
Chapter 7 Scenarios of grammatical change in Romance languages
Lene Schøsler
237–326
References
327–342
Language index
343–344
Subject index
345–348
“[T]he framework is genuinely new and provides a range of insights into the analysis of grammatical paradigms and their interrelationship. And it also provides a new perspective on how to approach linguistic reconstruction, especially with reference to paradigmatic restructuring and to the interaction between the different parts of language structure, most of all of morphology, syntax, and of constructions. The volume reviewed here therefore constitutes a valuable addition to the range of methodological tools to be consulted by students of grammatical change.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011029817