Current views and issues
Katerina Stathi | Free University Berlin
Elke Gehweiler | Free University Berlin
Ekkehard König | Free University Berlin
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.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
Table of contents | pp. v–vi
Preface | p. vii
IntroductionKaterina Stathi, Elke Gehweiler and Ekkehard König | pp. 01–14
part I Basic questions
On some problem areas in grammaticalization studiesGabriele Diewald | pp. 17–50
Issues in constructional approaches to grammaticalization in EnglishGraeme Trousdale | pp. 51–72
Reconsidering erosion in grammaticalization: Evidence from cliticizationRené Schiering | pp. 73–100
Grammaticalization, subjectification and objectificationSvenja Kranich | pp. 101–122
Degrammaticalization: Three common controversiesMuriel Norde | pp. 123–150
Degrammaticalization and obsolescent morphology: Evidence from SlavonicDavid Willis | pp. 151–178
part II Grammaticalization and the explanation of language change
An analogical approach to grammaticalizationOlga Fischer | pp. 181–220
Does grammaticalisation need analogy? Different pathways on the ‘pronoun/agreement marker’-clineGunther De Vogelaer | pp. 221–240
What grammaticalisation can reveal about same-subject controlDebra Ziegeler | pp. 241–272
How the Latin neuter pronominal forms became markers of non-individuation in SpanishElisabeth Stark and Natascha Pomino | pp. 273–294
part III Case studies of micro-processes of grammaticalization
The Grammaticalization of the German adjectives lauter (and eitel)Elke Gehweiler | pp. 297–322
Is German gehören an auxiliary? The grammaticalization of the construction gehören + participle IIKaterina Stathi | pp. 323–342
Micro-processes of grammaticalization: The case of Italian l’un l’altroLetizia Vezzosi | pp. 343–372
List of contributors | pp. 373–374
Index | pp. 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.”
An Van Iinden, University of Leuven, in Functions of Language Vol. 19:1 (2012), pag. 135-145
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Main BIC Subject
CFK: Grammar, syntax
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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