Grammaticalization

Current views and issues

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| Free University Berlin
| Free University Berlin
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This volume contains a selection of papers on grammaticalization from a broad perspective. Some of the papers focus on basic concepts in grammaticalization research such as the concept of 'grammar' as the endpoint of grammaticalization processes, erosion, (uni)directionality, the relation between grammaticalization and constructions, subjectification, and the relation between grammaticalization and analogy. Other papers shed a critical light on grammaticalization as an explanatory parameter in language change. New case studies of micro-processes of grammaticalization complete the selection. The empirical evidence for (and against) grammaticalization comes from diverse domains: subject control, clitics, reciprocal markers, pronouns and agreement markers, gender markers, auxiliaries, aspectual categories, intensifying adjectives and determiners, and pragmatic markers. The languages covered include English and its varieties, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, French, Slavonic languages, and Turkish. The book will be valuable to scholars working on grammaticalization and language change as well as to those interested in individual languages.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 119]  2010.  vii, 379 pp.
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Table of Contents
Table of contents
v–vi
Preface
vii
Introduction
Katerina Stathi, Elke Gehweiler and Ekkehard König
01–14
part I Basic questions
On some problem areas in grammaticalization studies
Gabriele Diewald
17–50
Issues in constructional approaches to grammaticalization in English
Graeme Trousdale
51–72
Reconsidering erosion in grammaticalization: Evidence from cliticization
René Schiering
73–100
Grammaticalization, subjectification and objectification
Svenja Kranich
101–122
Degrammaticalization: Three common controversies
Muriel Norde
123–150
Degrammaticalization and obsolescent morphology: Evidence from Slavonic
David Willis
151–178
part II Grammaticalization and the explanation of language change
An analogical approach to grammaticalization
Olga Fischer
181–220
Does grammaticalisation need analogy?: Different pathways on the ‘pronoun/agreement marker’-cline
Gunther De Vogelaer
221–240
What grammaticalisation can reveal about same-subject control
Debra Ziegeler
241–272
How the Latin neuter pronominal forms became markers of non-individuation in Spanish
Elisabeth Stark and Natascha Pomino
273–294
part III Case studies of micro-processes of grammaticalization
The Grammaticalization of the German adjectives lauter (and eitel)
Elke Gehweiler
297–322
Is German gehören an auxiliary?: The grammaticalization of the construction gehören + participle II
Katerina Stathi
323–342
Micro-processes of grammaticalization: The case of Italian l’un l’altro
Letizia Vezzosi
343–372
List of contributors
373–374
Index
375–380
“This volume contains a valuable collection of strong contributions to the field of diachronic linguistics, and more specifically to the area of grammaticalization. In addressing issues of old standing as well as recent ones, it features a wide variety of research topics as well as research methods, such as corpus research, cross-linguistic sampling, field work, and oral and written language testing. Once can be confident that its principle of skilful empirical observation feeding into linguistic theory, and the combination of qualitative and quantitative analyses of language, will spark a range of stimulating new studies in the field.”
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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:  2010016881